On Sabbath Time

On Sabbath Time

Much of life today can involve a persistent feeling of being busy. We have full schedules, personal and professional commitments, and to-do lists of all the things we want to get done. Our physical space can be overwhelming as well: paperwork that needs to be dealt with, piles of books...

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Suffering

Suffering

Why does God allow suffering? Everyone knows firsthand that people suffer, but do they have to suffer to be “good” Christians? What’s so wrong with trying to avoid suffering? Why not strive for a life without suffering? While everyone experiences suffering, nobody enjoys it, but God blesses it especially when...

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Οι βασικοί άξονες της ορθόδοξης πνευματικότητας

Οι βασικοί άξονες της ορθόδοξης πνευματικότητας

“Θεραπεία απο την ασθένεια, ανάσταση απο το θάνατο, απελευθέρωση απο τις δεσμέυσεις, βίωση της αγάπης.Ολα αυτά είναι βασικοί άξονες της ορθόδοξης πνευματικότητας.” _____________________________________________ Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the Orthodox Christian Network on Google+.

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Open Window

Open Window

By Elder Moses the Athonite We’ve said before that God is not wrathful, bent on punishment and revenge. If He were, He would be bad. But there’s no trace of badness in the divinity. Every trial is an education from God and is a form of the spiritual struggle we...

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Peace of Heart is Established Little by Little

Peace of Heart is Established Little by Little

By Saint Nicodemus Haghiorite Your constant care should be not to let your heart become agitated or troubled, but to use every effort to keep it peaceful and calm. Seeing your efforts and endeavours, God will send you His grace and will make your soul a city of peace. Then...

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Χρειαζόμαστε ένα θαύμα

Χρειαζόμαστε ένα θαύμα

“Η Εκκλησία μας καλεί σε μια ριζική αναθεώρηση της ζωής μας και των κριτιρίων μας για τη ζωή. Κι αν αισθανόμαστε δουλωμένοι και εγκλωβισμένοι σε μια υλόφρονη νοοτροπία είνα ανάγκη να προσεγγίχουμε ταπεινά τον Ιησού Χριστό και να ζητήσουμε να εκβάλλει απο μέσα μας το δαιμόνιο αυτό του υλικού φρονήματος....

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Demon Possession and Exorcism

Demon Possession and Exorcism

“The illnesses of the soul and the spirit are in many ways similar to the illnesses of the body,” says Fr. Andrew Demotses, pastor emeritus of Saint Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church in Peabody, MA. He joins Fr. Chris to teach us about demon possession and exorcism. Much of what we...

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On Grief and Providing Care

On Grief and Providing Care

Two related, but separate, topics come up when someone we know dies. The first topic is the person who has died: the circumstances around his death, what has become of him after death, and what he experiences now as someone departed. The second topic is our experience without that person...

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Holy Unction

Holy Unction

Some people have told me that when they are in the hospital, they hate to see a priest enter a patient’s room because they regard his visit as a harbinger of doom. That is, they have heard of the sacrament of “Extreme Unction” that the Church insists on giving to...

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Moving Icon: All These Flowers

Moving Icon: All These Flowers

In this episode of Moving Icon, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Kevin Bryce, the Orthodox filmmaker of the documentary “We are Superman.” Chris and Kevin discuss the filmmaker’s latest documentary on the topic of Bipolar Disorder, “All These Flowers,” which is in production. Click the play button at the bottom of this...

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