The Wisdom of Obedience

The Wisdom of Obedience

Fr. Andreas Agathokleous   The various Books of the Elders, ancient and modern, take us into the world of the monastic state. There the genuine way of the Christian/Gospel life continues, as does the human reality of blunders and failures, which are overcome through asceticism. One very important and substantial...

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Nativity Devotion, January 1: Happy New Year’s Resolutions

Nativity Devotion, January 1: Happy New Year’s Resolutions

And He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and His mother kept all these things in her heart.  And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man. Luke 2:51-52 (Gospel Reading-January 1)   Happy New Year Prayer Team!...

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Obey the Church

Obey the Church

Be Transfigured – Obey the Church It seems like the holiday season is one of the most difficult times to follow the life of the Church. Around every turn our society is urging us to turn away from following the life of the Church in favor of secular parties and materialism....

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The Wisdom According to Our Holy Fathers, Η σοφία των Πατέρων

The Wisdom According to Our Holy Fathers, Η σοφία των Πατέρων

Η σοφία των Πατέρων Μέσα στην καθημερινότητα μας ξεχνιόμαστε και αφήνουμε να μας παρασύρει ο παράλογος ρυθμός της ζωής. Οι Πατέρες συνιστούν ακόμα και μέσα σε τέτοιες καταστάσεις να αναζητούμε τη σοφία του Θεού και να κάνουμε πράξη το θέλημα του. The wisdom according to our Holy Fathers We usually...

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Όστις θέλει..

Όστις θέλει..

“Ένας είναι ο τρόπος για να πραγματοποιήσουμε στη ζωή μας αυτό που θέλουμε: να απαρνηθούμε την αμαρτία μας, τον παλιό μας εαυτό και να τον αντικαταστήσουμε με τον Χριστό. Να γινουν όλα μέσα μας Χριστός!”  Ι. Πόποβιτς There is only one way to make our lives as we really wantt it:...

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Daily Devotion: God Desires Joy

Daily Devotion: God Desires Joy

  If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.  John 15:10-11  Good morning...

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The Children’s Word: Like Father, Like Son

The Children’s Word: Like Father, Like Son

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Presvytera Alexandra talks about parents and kids. Do you do what your parents ask you to do? Always? Are there ever times when you don’t want to? Probably!...

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Fasting Fundamentals

Fasting Fundamentals

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl030114wv.mp3 As we begin our Lenten journey, get answers from Fr. Sergei Sveshnikov on everything from our basic caloric needs to practical tips for specific situations that can affect our ability to fast, like pregnancy or travel. Click to read Fr. Sergei’s article on “Fasting for Non-Monastics.” Orthodox Study Bible...

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