Three Lessons on Love

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 completely off target.  Love isn’t expressed through expensive bobbles and revealing undergarments.  That’s a whole other thing.  Love is a sacred gift from God. I recently...

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Will the Real St. Valentine Please Stand Up? 

Will the Real St. Valentine Please Stand Up? 

Cancel your plans for February 14! As many of us prepare to celebrate Valentine’s day, I thought it would be nice to explore a little bit of the day’s history. As we might expect from our experience with Christmas, the celebration of this secularized holiday bears very little resemblance to...

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Helping Teens Understand Love

Helping Teens Understand Love

  Love.  This gift of God is expressed in joy, patience, service…  But our modern society has also distorted it, devalued it to a feeling for objects or to be expressed inappropriately towards people.  Listen as Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis, of St. John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL, speaks with...

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What Is Love?

What Is Love?

We asked our Bloggers to write about Love …    Over the last few weeks, and for as long as I’ve noticed heart-shaped chocolate boxes taking over grocery store shelves, I’ve been thinking about love. Last month, I was among a group of approximately 20 counselors-in-training sitting in a circle...

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Tobit Is a Wealth of Encouragement

Tobit Is a Wealth of Encouragement

We asked our Bloggers to write about Love…    Nestled in the midst of the so-called Apocrypha, the Septuagint Old Testament, is the book of Tobit. Tobit is a virtuous Jew living in the time of Israel’s exile by the Assyrians and taken captive to Nineveh. He is known for...

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Watch Be the Bee Episode 88 – Project for Awesome 2015 – IOCC

Watch Be the Bee Episode 88 – Project for Awesome 2015 – IOCC

Inspired by the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature outstanding programs of “young adults coming together in faith, fellowship, and service” .   Watch Be the Bee Episode #88 – Project for Awesome 2015 – IOCC Love isn’t...

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Outpouring of Love, Thoughts on the Drought in Ethiopia

Outpouring of Love, Thoughts on the Drought in Ethiopia

Inspired by the IOCC, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach of this organization who, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to...

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Breaking of Human Trafficking the Cycle with Love

Breaking of Human Trafficking the Cycle with Love

  On the evening of Saturday, October 24th The Holy Cross Bookstore hosted and sponsored a forum on human trafficking facilitated by Dr. Timothy Patitsas, Professor of Ethics at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Participants were shown segments from the documentary “A Path Appears”, which explored...

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Changing Your World, Part 2: Influencing Your World with Love.

Changing Your World, Part 2: Influencing Your World with Love.

The Devil tries to defeat you with lies that you don’t have influence in the lives of people.  But you have influencing power over your world.  And it isn’t what you say that affects people the most but what you do.  Referring to Acts 16:22-31, Fr. Nicholas refers to the...

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 St. Porphyrios Exhibits “That They May be One”

 St. Porphyrios Exhibits “That They May be One”

  On the evening of Wednesday, November 18, 2015 the Holy Cross Bookstore hosted its fourth Symposium at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Michael Tishel, co-director of the Office of Vocation and Ministry at the school, presented a talk entitled, “St. Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia: Model and Teacher...

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