Posts about love

Led by the Spirit

Peace Treaty

Peace Treaty In a time of turmoil and anxiety, how can we be expected to have peace of mind?  If the Peace of Christ is not like the peace of this world,…

Sep 08, 2016
Led by the Spirit

Not Contractually Obligated: The Orthodox Marriage Ceremony

Not Contractually Obligated:  The Orthodox Marriage Ceremony Marriage may be the most common institution in society, but it is also not well understood. …

Sep 02, 2016
The Sounding

A Love for the Ages

My inevitable physical end of life is not something upon which I dwell. I’d rather think of myself as being somewhere in my thirties despite the evidence…

Jun 19, 2016
The Sounding

Who is My Neighbor?

St. Silouan the Athonite (1866 – 1938) writes, “Both Christ’s commandments – of love towards God and love towards our neighbour – make up a single…

Jun 01, 2016
The Sounding

Living in His Likeness

There are moments in my spiritual walk when I am blessed to behold the beauty of God in a person or persons. For me the moments are few and far between,…

Mar 21, 2016
Orthodox Youth and Young Adult Programs

OCF Is Active in the Southeast.

Remembering the North Carolina District Retreat By Gabriella Christy On the weekend of February 13, as president at North Carolina State University, I…

Mar 08, 2016
Good News for a Change

Agape, Gratitude and the Ten Lepers

  In the Sunday sermon on the Ten Lepers, Fr. Lazarakis speaks of two virtues: Love and Gratitude.  Of all the virtues, these two are the greatest. …

Feb 19, 2016
Be Renewed in Christ

Understanding Love on Valentine’s Day

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Although this was a day that originally celebrated a 4th century martyred priest, St. Valentine, who obviously…

Feb 19, 2016
Iconography and Saints

Agape Love vs. Erotic Love

  Saint Valentine In our Western world and culture, February 14th is  Valentine’s Day, a day given to honor romantic love known in Greek as eros. …

Feb 17, 2016
The Sounding

Three Lessons on Love

Love is definitely in the air. It can really be overwhelming.  The jewelry commercials and the marketers suggestions on how love is best expressed are…

Feb 12, 2016