He Had to Become Like Us in Every Way

He Had to Become Like Us in Every Way

Therefore He had to be made like His brethren in every respect, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make expiation for the sins of the people.  For because He Himself has suffered and been tempted, He is able to...

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Come and See What!

Come and See What!

Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” Nathanael answered him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”  Philip said to him, “Come and see.”  John 1: 45-46  (Gospel...

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One Happy Father

One Happy Father

But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.  And the son said to him, “Father I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.”  But the...

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Humility and a Reorienting the Heart

Humility and a Reorienting the Heart

  The Gospel of the Pharisee and the Publican is read every year to open the Triodion, the preface period to Great Lent, and it is a highly familiar parable to all Christians as an analysis of the weight of humility versus pride; however, the layers of depth in meaning...

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Lenten Moussaka

Lenten Moussaka

Looking for a substantial meal for Saturday of Lazarus or Palm Sunday?  This is definitely “Company Worthy.” Lenten Moussaka   Slice 2 pounds of eggplants into ¼ inch rings; lengthwise works as well.  Salt them and let them sit for 20 minutes to remove bitterness​, then rinse. Pat dry, and fry...

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Celebrating Our New Life in Christ – Part 6 of 6

Celebrating Our New Life in Christ – Part 6 of 6

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33 Strive to use what you learned in your journey for His purpose every day. Choose His resurrection by accepting His love in caring for you and His forgiveness for...

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Moving toward Synergy – Part 5 of 6

Moving toward Synergy – Part 5 of 6

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, for good works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 We often hear people say they are looking for a purpose. We were all created with a purpose.  We are all called to live in communion...

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A Deeper Look – Turning Inward – Part 4 of 6

A Deeper Look – Turning Inward – Part 4 of 6

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him,...

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What Are We Up Against Now and What Are We Doing? – Part 3 of 6

What Are We Up Against Now and What Are We Doing? – Part 3 of 6

Body and Soul: Orthodox Christian Lent as a Self-Care Journey  As humans on earth, we struggle, but our God in heaven tells us how to be ready for spiritual warfare. He said to them, ‘You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not...

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Simple Tools for a Time of Stillness and Striving – Part 2 of 6

Simple Tools for a Time of Stillness and Striving – Part 2 of 6

Body and Soul: Orthodox Christian Lent as a Self-Care Journey  God is our refuge and our strength! He helps us prepare to receive the Holy Spirit through His grace. “He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;...

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