Faith and humility are the ‘being’ of the Church

Faith and humility are the ‘being’ of the Church

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   The same is true for the preeminent agents of heavenly paternity in the Church, that is the bishop, the priest and the spiritual father. God gave them and left in them in the world to be witnesses to His own eternal...

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The Gift of Being Ordinary – Part 1

The Gift of Being Ordinary – Part 1

In our quest to get to the heart of Christian life we need to become ordinary. Really? What does it mean to be ordinary? What is the sin of pride? In a conversation with Fr. Anthony Tandilyan, Dr. Kyriaki gives us profound insights in what it means to be ordinary...

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Fatherhood in the Church is fatherhood of ineffable humility

Fatherhood in the Church is fatherhood of ineffable humility

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   How does the Church present this fatherhood to people and how does it teach them about it in such a way that it once again projects the sanctity of a life which has not been destroyed by egotism, and also so...

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The iDisease

The iDisease

The iDisease The eyes help us see things other than our own selves.  Nevertheless, our obsession with ourselves blinds us and keeps us from reaching that which we seek. The path of Christ is starts with a counterintuitive relationship to the self-it’s not all about you.  He who would save his life will lose...

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How Not To Judge

How Not To Judge

In the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Jesus is describing the human condition of judgement. It is so easy to judge others in church and in our everyday lives. Listen and watch as Fr. Makiej explains how the Jesus prayer is the antidote to help us not...

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Undeserved Mercy

Undeserved Mercy

  In his recent article on the Ladder, the blog of the Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America, Christian Gonzalez puts the Gospel lesson of the Canaanite Woman in a new light. A lesson of humility He recounts the story of how he...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Procopius

Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Procopius

  February 27, 2016 Saint Paul’s First Letter to Timothy 6:11-16 Prokeimenon. Mode Plagal 2. Psalm 31.11,1 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous. Verse: Blessed are they whose transgressions have been forgiven. Timothy, my son, aim at righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of...

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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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Humility, the Pharisee and Preparation

Humility, the Pharisee and Preparation

    Listen to our Greek Program… The virtue of humility and the existential loneliness of the Pharisee As we enter the Triodion, the Great Lent, our Church illuminates the fight we have to give with our deepest self, where our passions reside, which sometimes are transformed into virtues.  Such...

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He Who Humbles Himself Will Be Exalted

He Who Humbles Himself Will Be Exalted

Jesus said this parable:  Two men went down to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee, and the other a tax collector.  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God I thank Thee that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. ...

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