Helpful Diet Tips

Helpful Diet Tips

Helpful Diet Tips For the Orthodox Christian, roughly half the year is taken up with Fasting Days.  The rules for our fasts often make little sense to us. There is, of course, a rhyme and a reason to this great tool for spiritual self mastery that the Church puts before us and it...

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Ancient Christian Prayer, Beyond “Christian Yoga”: Part I

Ancient Christian Prayer, Beyond “Christian Yoga”: Part I

Secular spirituality commonly recognizes that healing occurs through one’s body-mind-spirit. Today, many are spiritual, but asked if they are Christian and spiritual, many wouldn’t conclude that they are. To be Christian has come to mean that one knows the Bible and follows Jesus. Of course, this is essential to Christianity,...

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SOCIAL MEDIA AS A SPRINGBOARD TO PRAYER

SOCIAL MEDIA AS A SPRINGBOARD TO PRAYER

Facebook isn’t fun anymore. It used to be a great place where people shared posts about life events and articles of interest. I learned that my out-of-state niece made color guard captain. I saw pictures of friends’ vacations and acquaintances’ weddings. I reconnected with old high school buddies. Colleagues posted...

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The power of prayer and fasting (Mk. 9, 17-31)

The power of prayer and fasting (Mk. 9, 17-31)

As Christians, thoughtfully done prayers and fasts can help us realize our impact on the salvation of the world; Jesus has made it clear that believers can achieve anything they want.  In these times when the certainties and great world theories have all failed, it just may be time to...

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Great Items for Lent

Great Items for Lent

  Inspired by the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network features Great Books, Music & Teaching Publications featured in the Orthodox Christian Resource Catalog. The Catalog is a publication of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Department of Religious Education. All items featured...

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Preparing for our Lenten Journey

Preparing for our Lenten Journey

“Preparing for our Lenten Journey”- Great Lent 2016 Just as we make plans for our summer vacations, we need to make plans for our Lenten Journey. We are on a 40-day journey that will lead us to the passion and resurrection of Christ. Watch and Listen as Fr. Luke Veronis prepares us for our...

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Being Separate in a Connected World

Being Separate in a Connected World

Beloved in Christ, we have to see ourselves as being different than the world around us! As Christians we are called to be “in the world, but not of the world.” (John 15:19). The Scripture says “come out and be separate…..” (2 Cor. 6:17) Yet this can be very difficult...

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Orthodox Host Prayer for Persecuted Christians

Orthodox Host Prayer for Persecuted Christians

  GREEK ORTHODOX OF SPRINGFIELD HOST EVENT TO PRAY FOR SUFFERING PEOPLE OF THE WORLD FEATURED BISHOP DEMETRIOS OF MOKISSOS AND LEADERS OF FAITH IN SPRINGFIELD SPRINGFIELD:   Christian leaders of various traditions gathered at Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church of Springfield (February 25, 2016) to pray for suffering Christians in...

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God’s Silence,  Η σιωπή του Θεού

God’s Silence,  Η σιωπή του Θεού

Listen to our Greek Program… God’s silence There are times when while we pray it seems that God does not answer. Why can it be?  This program is trying to find the answer, based on the reading from the gospel Matthew 15:21. Η σιωπή του Θεού Είναι κάποιες φορές που...

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Give God to One Another

Give God to One Another

  ”PRAYER is by its very nature a dialogue and a union with God. Its effect is to hold the world together and to achieve a reconciliation with God. Prayer is the mother and daughter of tears. It is expiation of sin, a bridge over temptation, a barrier against affliction....

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