What is the Kingdom of God?

What is the Kingdom of God?

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom     I should like to begin with a short reading from the book of Revelation, chapters 21 and 22: I heard a great voice from the throne saying, ‘Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be His...

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It’s the Father’s Good Pleasure to Give You the Kingdom

It’s the Father’s Good Pleasure to Give You the Kingdom

Sometimes in discussions with young people, I ask them this question: “If you were to die now, would you go to Heaven or Hell?” To my surprise, a large percentage of young people who are in the Church, participating in the Church sacraments, and living out their Christian life say...

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Heaven and Hell in the Scriptures

Heaven and Hell in the Scriptures

Recently, Anglican bishop and theologian N.T. Wright was interviewed on the Evangelical Protestant show “100 Huntley Street”, speaking about heaven and hell. As might be expected from someone of Wright’s stature, he was articulate, fascinating, and Biblical. He prefaced his brief remarks by saying that one day he was sitting...

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The Violent Take It By Force

The Violent Take It By Force

“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” (Matt 11: 12) Join Veronica Hughes, St. Paul, and other Saints of the Church for the first of a 2 part series on Spiritual Violence to explore...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 31

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 31

Matthew 13:51-53 Jesus said to them, “Have you understood all these things?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He said to them, “Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.” Now it came to...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 30

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 30

Matthew 13:33 – 45 Parables of the Leaven, Hidden Treasure, and the Pear of Great Price To illustrate and make things familiar to his listeners, Christ drew from the scenes and activities of everyday life. The transforming power of leaven: Leaven is like yeast. It can be seen working yet...

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A Map to Paradise

A Map to Paradise

While nakedness and being clothed are interesting as spiritual topics on which to meditate, my grandson clearly has his own opinion. He loves nakedness, namely his own! Grandson Max is, in general, a very happy baby. However, he launches into a whole other level of happiness when it is bath...

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The Rich Young Man and Jesus

The Rich Young Man and Jesus

Ο Δημητρης Καραβασίλης εστιάζει στο περιστατικό με τον πλούσιο νεανίσκο και την διδασκαλία του Κυρίου με αφορμή την ερώτηση του νέου “Διδασκαλε αγαθέ, τι ποιήσω ίνα ζωήν αιώνιον κληρονομήσω”. Μαθήματα για τον νέο και για μας σήμερα .

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The Lord’s Revolutionary Commandment

The Lord’s Revolutionary Commandment

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης σχολιάζει την επαναστατική, την διαχρονική εντολή του Κυρίου όπως αυτή διατυπώνεται στο κατα Λουκάν ευαγγελιο (6,31). Θέτοντας αυτή την εντολή ως καθημερινή μας πρακτική θα διαπιστώσουμε οτι πλησιάζουμε όλο και περισσότερο την Βασιλεία του Θεού, όχι μόνο για μας μα και για όλον τον κόσμο.

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