Approaching God for the Right Reason

Approaching God for the Right Reason

At Vespers last Saturday evening, the Orthodox Church began the use of the Lenten Triodion–a service book that provides the texts for the Divine Services for the pre-Lenten weeks of preparation, for Great Lent and for Holy Week. Last Sunday was that of the Publican and the Pharisee, quite familiar...

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Self-Righteousness and Humility

Self-Righteousness and Humility

Ioannis Karavidopoulos, Professor of the School of Thelogy of the University of Thessaloniki   Today’s Gospel reading (Luke 18, 10-14), presents two types of people who are typical of their kind, a Pharisee and a Publican (Tax-Collector), praying in the Temple. They represent the two opposite poles of society at...

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How Not To Judge

How Not To Judge

In the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Jesus is describing the human condition of judgement. It is so easy to judge others in church and in our everyday lives. Listen and watch as Fr. Makiej explains how the Jesus prayer is the antidote to help us not...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Timothy the Righteous

Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Timothy the Righteous

  February 21, 2016 Saint Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy 3:10-15 Prokeimenon. Mode Plagal 4. Psalm 75.11,1 Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them. Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel. Timothy, my son, you have observed my teaching, my conduct,...

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Thank God You’re Not like Those Sinners

Thank God You’re Not like Those Sinners

Wherever you look, you are surrounded by sinners. You spend your days fasting and keeping all the “rules” of the Church, and every night you thank God that you’re not like those sinners you know in the world. Did you ever stop to think, YOU might be sinning? Did you...

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