Listen to the Daily Reading for Martyr Eudocia the Samaritan

Listen to the Daily Reading for Martyr Eudocia the Samaritan

  March 1, 2016 Saint John’s First Universal Letter 3:9-22 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 63.11,1 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord. Verse: Oh God, hear my cry. Brethren, no one born of God commits sin; for God’s nature abides in him, and he cannot sin because he is born...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Polycarp

Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Polycarp

  February 23, 2016 Saint Peter’s Second Universal Letter 2:9-22 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 63.11,1 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord. Verse: Oh God, hear my cry. Beloved, the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trial, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of...

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Agape Love vs. Erotic Love

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.  It is called Valentine’s day, but not too long ago, it was still called St. Valentine’s day.  According to legend, and there are conflicting legends, St....

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Theodore the Tyro, Great Martyr

Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Theodore the Tyro, Great Martyr

  February 17, 2016 Saint Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy 2:1-10 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 63.11,1 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord. Verse: Oh God, hear my cry. Timothy, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me before...

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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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Listen to the Daily Reading for January 22, 2016

Listen to the Daily Reading for January 22, 2016

  EPISTLE READING St. Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy 1:3-8 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 18.4,1 Their voice has gone out into all the earth. Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God. Timothy, my son, I thank God whom I serve with a clear conscience, as did my fathers, when I...

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Sunday’s Gospel:  Martyrs for Christ

Sunday’s Gospel: Martyrs for Christ

  MARTYRS FOR CHRIST Sunday after Christmas Webster 2015   70 Million Christian Martyrs! 70 Million people, since the birth of Christ, have been killed because they were followers of this newborn baby we celebrated this past week. That’s quite an incredible number of people who have suffered and died...

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Thankful for a Perfect Gift from Above

Thankful for a Perfect Gift from Above

  Every year on Thanksgiving Day, we give thanks to God for our wonderful life. We rejoice in the fruits of the earth (with or without feathers) gathered around a table of abundance. A good thing indeed! Saint Basil the Great advised us to do this as early as the...

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PISTEVO – Watch The Art of Belief Episode V – Inspiration

PISTEVO – Watch The Art of Belief Episode V – Inspiration

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church. Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures. Please join us in...

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Being Ready with a Defense

Being Ready with a Defense

How do we respond to defending our faith in dialogue, when we don’t want an argument?  In this episode, Fr. Chris speaks with Michael Tishel, CrossRoad Director and Office of Vocation & Ministry (OVM) Asst. Director,  on defending the faith in hostile and not-so-hostile situations.  As children return to school, they will...

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