Being Thankful, Ευχαριστώ

Being Thankful, Ευχαριστώ

Listen as Dimitris Karavasilis, host of True Life, a Greek production of the Orthodox Christian Network, offers a reflection to enlighten our daily lives with the light of Scripture and wisdom of the Church fathers. This week: Being thankful. Ευχαριστώ Αλήθεια πόσοι απο μας αφιερώνουν λίγα δευτερόλεπτα καθημερινά για να...

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Agape, Gratitude and the Ten Lepers

Agape, Gratitude and the Ten Lepers

  In the Sunday sermon on the Ten Lepers, Fr. Lazarakis speaks of two virtues: Love and Gratitude.  Of all the virtues, these two are the greatest.  And when we talk about love, agape, which is understood as unconditional love, is the premier.  Watch and listen as we learn more...

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Understanding Love on Valentine’s Day

Understanding Love on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Although this was a day that originally celebrated a 4th century martyred priest, St. Valentine, who obviously loved Jesus Christ above all else, even life itself, it has transformed into a day celebrating the love we have for our spouses and the dearly beloved in our lives. It’s...

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Blessing of Living in Community

Blessing of Living in Community

    Sometimes help comes in the form of physical help or spiritual guidance, but these days I’m finding my greatest help comes from just being with my extended family and sharing life together. Before my family’s move back to my hometown, I loved the church community we were in...

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Sunday’s Gospel:  Be the One

Sunday’s Gospel:  Be the One

In the story of the Ten Lepers who were cleansed and healed by Jesus, only one came back to thank and praise Him. The other nine were nowhere to be found. Yet it seems that people spend a lot of time looking at the reasons why the nine were not grateful, etc… ...

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Finding Blessings Outside of Normal

Finding Blessings Outside of Normal

    A year ago we “lost” our second baby – in the womb. “She” (we believe the baby was a girl) was with me physically for 2 ½ months. I didn’t fully appreciate the miracle she was then, and it is only now that she is somewhere else that...

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Nativity Devotion, December 23: The Meaning of the Word “Gratitude”

Nativity Devotion, December 23: The Meaning of the Word “Gratitude”

Then opening their treasures, they offered Him gifts—gold, frankincense and myrrh. And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.  Matthew 2:11-12   Good morning Prayer Team! In the Old Testament books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, one...

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Sunday’s Sermon: Giving Thanks in All Circumstances 

Sunday’s Sermon: Giving Thanks in All Circumstances 

      “Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”   Listen to these words from Holy Scripture – the will of God for us is to “rejoice always, pray without ceasing and give to...

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Thankful for a Perfect Gift from Above

Thankful for a Perfect Gift from Above

  Every year on Thanksgiving Day, we give thanks to God for our wonderful life. We rejoice in the fruits of the earth (with or without feathers) gathered around a table of abundance. A good thing indeed! Saint Basil the Great advised us to do this as early as the...

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Are Guns the Answer?

Are Guns the Answer?

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl112115wv.mp3 Listen Now. There is enough violence in the world.  And soon, it seems we will all need to carry a gun for self-defence.  Dr. David J Dunn whose writings frequently appear on the Huffington Post, as well as on his own blog,  is also an Adjunct Professor at O’More College...

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