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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Humility Prepares the Way of Christ

Humility Prepares the Way of Christ

Be Transfigured – Humility Prepares the Way of Christ When the Holy Trinity was about to be revealed to the world, God did not send a king, a governor, or an emperor. He sent a man of incredible humility. John the Baptist expressed his humility by declaring, “There comes One...

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Nativity Devotion, December 22: I Have No Gift to Bring!  Wait There is Exactly ONE Gift I CAN Bring!

Nativity Devotion, December 22: I Have No Gift to Bring! Wait There is Exactly ONE Gift I CAN Bring!

Then opening their treasures, they offered Him gifts—gold, frankincense and myrrh.  Matthew 2:11   Good morning Prayer Team! As we run around purchasing and wrapping and delivering gifts for other people this Christmas, we must ask ourselves seriously and soberly, “What gift am I offering to HIM this Christmas?”  As...

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Christmas with Thanksgiving; Ευχαριστιακά Χριστούγεννα

Christmas with Thanksgiving; Ευχαριστιακά Χριστούγεννα

  Christmas with Thanksgiving In this program, Dimitris discusses how the Divine Mysteries through humility, love and gratitude, allow us to experience the real joy of the Incarnation of Christ. Ευχαριστιακά Χριστούγεννα Για άλλη μια φορά οφείλουμε να τονίσουμε οτι μόνο μέσα στους κόλπους της Εκκλησίας, μόνο μέσα απο τη...

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Nativity Devotion, December 3: He Came with Great Humility

Nativity Devotion, December 3: He Came with Great Humility

   “And this will be a sign for you. You will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”  Luke 2:12   Good morning Prayer Team! For centuries, God’s people had been hearing prophecies about a promised Messiah, a deliverer.  The prophecies contained Messianic signs, things...

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We Can Live Through the Pain

We Can Live Through the Pain

Be Transfigured – We Can Live Through the Pain Many ask, “If God doesn’t give us more than we can handle, the why do people starve to death?” This very popular question is based upon a misunderstanding about God’s love. God doesn’t give us struggle. He allows things to run...

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Orthodox Monasteries: Living Examples of Humility

Orthodox Monasteries: Living Examples of Humility

Teaching children the significance of their faith can be difficult.  I can speak of this after being one of those children.  We can all think back to the Sundays in church that were composed of fidgeting, staring at the ceiling out of boredom, or leaning on our parents because our...

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Humility and Repentance

Humility and Repentance

On the final Sunday of Great Lent, the Church makes one final plea for us to look into our hearts with Christian humility to see our sinful ways. Saint Mary of Egypt was stopped from venerating the Holy Cross of Christ because of her sinful life. The Disciples were prideful...

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Humbleness is the key to keep the Grace

Humbleness is the key to keep the Grace

By Fr. Raphael Noica (of Essex) Fr. Raphael: Monasticism is like living something from the age that shall come, in which, as the Savior says: “They neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the Angels of God in heaven” (Matthew 22:30). We are not like the...

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