People Are People: Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

People Are People: Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

In her book entitled Ancient Christian Martyrdom:  Diverse Practices, Theologies and Traditions.  Candida Moss, an English academic who is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity on the theology faculty of the University of Notre Dame talks about martyrdom and how ordinary people can be called to extraordinary things. We...

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Christmas, Martyrdom and Liturgy

Christmas, Martyrdom and Liturgy

The relationship between Christmas, Martyrdom, and Liturgy might seem as a stretch at first, but in light of the recent bombing at St. Peter’s Church in Cairo, one may begin to draw a connection between the icon of the Feast Day and martyrdom. In the Christmas icon, the iconographer has...

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Going to Extraordinary Lengths

Going to Extraordinary Lengths

Going to Extraordinary Lengths Fr. Lazarakis discusses the Gospel of the Paralytic and the extraordinary lengths that the men took to deliver him to Jesus. There are so many obstacles on the road to salvation and so many things that want to stand between us and Christ. The idea of martyrdom has...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Pamphilus

Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Pamphilus

February 16, 2016 Saint Peter’s First Universal Letter 3:10-22 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 63.11,1 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord. Verse: Oh God, hear my cry. Beloved, “He that would love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking guile;...

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Daily Reading for December 21, 2015

Daily Reading for December 21, 2015

  St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 8:7-13 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 103.4,1 Who makes his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God you are very great. BRETHREN, if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been...

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Crown them with Glory

Crown them with Glory

Marriage as martyrdom?  We have Fr. Nikolai Meyer of the St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in New Hartford, NY, to speak with us about a new website, Crown Them with Glory.  It’s a witness to the Orthodox understanding of marriage, sacrificial love, and staying true to Christ.  It also contains information...

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What is a Passion Bearer?

What is a Passion Bearer?

The term Passion Bearer describes the type of martyrdom many have suffered under communism. They weren’t given the option to live if they would deny Christ; instead, they were murdered for their positions in the church or in politics. One example is Tsar Nikolas II, the last Emperor of Russia,...

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What is Martyrdom?

What is Martyrdom?

Are you willing to die for your faith? Do you know what it means to be a martyr? Fr. Chris brings these questions to Dr.James Skedros, Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Cantonis Professor of Byzantine Studies and Professor of Early Christianity, for insight into the ways...

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Before Being Killed, Children Told ISIS: ‘No, We Love Jesus’

Andrew White, an Anglican priest known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” has seen violence and persecution against Christians unprecedented in recent decades. In the video embedded below, he recounts the story of Iraqi Christian children who were told by ISIS militants to convert to Islam or be killed. Their response?...

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God Wants You To Be a Martyr

God Wants You To Be a Martyr

In a day when our world is frantically searching wealth and honor, Christians are daily called to choose between worldly priorities and a Godly life. Your willingness to live the faith of Christ through the choices of your life reflects the importance of God in your life, and will be...

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