Man and Woman Reflected in the Original Meaning of Creation: Part 3

Man and Woman Reflected in the Original Meaning of Creation: Part 3

The Passions And The Justification Of Sin Fr. Dumitru Staniloae asserts that at the foundation of passions are natural affects and instincts that initially support life. “In this animal characteristics we find both their lack of guilt and their inferiority, because just like the animals are not guilty of the...

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Man and Woman Reflected in the Original Meaning of Creation: Part 2

Man and Woman Reflected in the Original Meaning of Creation: Part 2

Part 2 of 3 Sex and Sexuality At the time of his creation, the name Adam was used as a generic name and was not meant to designate any specific sex, but only describing the matter from which it was taken. (See the word play in Hebrew between אדם (Adam)...

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How to Have a Stress-Free Wedding Day

How to Have a Stress-Free Wedding Day

On May 10 of this year, my husband and I will celebrate 37 years of marriage. We were married at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, on Mother’s Day, 1981. Five years ago, after twenty years of experience, I took a leap of faith and started my own wedding...

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What it Means to be Happy in a Marriage

What it Means to be Happy in a Marriage

Listen Now.  Join us as we discuss cornerstone marriages v. capstone marriages, expectations and and why God gave us Holy Marriages.  The truth is that God gave us Holy Marriages to bring us closer to Him, to be more like Christ and to help each other on the path to salvation....

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They fear responsibility

They fear responsibility

Elder Gavriil Tsafos   Why do so many young people fear marriage? Because they’re afraid of the responsibilities. It’s not that there aren’t any good young people, but they fear responsibility. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of...

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On Preparing for Marriage – Starting Off on the Right Foot

On Preparing for Marriage – Starting Off on the Right Foot

Listen Now.  Are you getting married this year?  Have you been to a pre-marital class?  Join us for this discussion on topics you should talk about prior to getting married such as spiritual life, life long goals, and the meanings of your marriage commitment. For more, check out this article...

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For Couples – How Do You Give and Receive Love?

For Couples – How Do You Give and Receive Love?

Listen Now.  Join us today as we discuss a Christ-centered marriage and the five love languages, how couples give and receive love, and how we must learn to speak our spouse’s primary love language if we want that person to feel loved.  To learn more about the five love languages...

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The Balancing Act – Family Insight Podcast Series

The Balancing Act – Family Insight Podcast Series

Now that we’re full into summer, join us today as we continue our discussion on balancing work and play, while adding in private time for our own sanity and even time for our marriage.  There are some basic tools to help create intentionality in how we prioritize our family’s ways of...

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The Theology of Gender – 13. St. Basil’s pastoral care for the integrity of marriage

The Theology of Gender – 13. St. Basil’s pastoral care for the integrity of marriage

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   Since physical abuse of women and children was not a rare phenomenon for that era, when St. Basil disqualifies “abuse” as a cause for divorce, he does not refer to women subjected to severe violence. The Church Fathers did not ignore that reality is sometimes hard and...

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The Theology of Gender – 11. St. Basil’s canons on the issue of divorce and remarriage

The Theology of Gender – 11. St. Basil’s canons on the issue of divorce and remarriage

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   St. Basil’s canons on the issue of divorce and remarriage seem at first sight to treat man and woman differently, making it difficult for modern women to accept them. Nevertheless, careful examination of his general approach reveals his profound appreciation of both genders and his respect for...

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