Jesus and His Amazing Relationships with Women

Jesus and His Amazing Relationships with Women

Jesus has a way of interacting with women that I find deeply spiritual. There are many good examples of this in the Gospels, and I want to share a few of my favorites with you. The First Sign at Cana Jesus was with His own mother, the Theotokos, at the...

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Our Relationship with God: 9. Spiritual progress

Our Relationship with God: 9. Spiritual progress

Very Rev. Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)   As Christ descended first to the nethermost parts of the earth and then ascended above the heavens, so humble love raises up a ladder in the heart of man. The same ladder which Christ used to descend to man, man uses to ascend to...

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Our Relationship with God: 8. Pride and despair

Our Relationship with God: 8. Pride and despair

Very Rev. Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)   We also said that those who are born of the spirit have a heart in which dwells Christ ‘through faith’. According to biblical anthropology and orthodox tradition, the heart of man is the centre of his personhood. It is there that choices occur and...

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Understanding and Living Our Faith:  The Holiness of Condescending to One Another

Understanding and Living Our Faith: The Holiness of Condescending to One Another

“God condescends whenever He is not seen as He is, but in the way one incapable of beholding Him is able to look upon Him. In this way God reveals Himself by accommodating what He reveals to the weakness of vision of those who behold Him.” (St. John Chrysostom) We...

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Gift of Being Ordinary – Part 2

Gift of Being Ordinary – Part 2

If you have watched the first part of the two-part series on the Gift of Being Ordinary, the second part will take you places you wouldn’t normally go. We welcome your questions, comments and thoughts on these series. Do share with us what it meant to you, we would very much...

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Not Contractually Obligated: The Orthodox Marriage Ceremony

Not Contractually Obligated: The Orthodox Marriage Ceremony

Not Contractually Obligated:  The Orthodox Marriage Ceremony Marriage may be the most common institution in society, but it is also not well understood.  With so many marriages finding themselves in difficulty, how does the Orthodox Church approach this cornerstone of family life? ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official...

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Having a God First Marriage

Having a God First Marriage

Fr. Nick Louh begins a new sermon series to help better your relationships. God created us to live in relationships; friendships, marriages and child parent relationships. These are all gifts from God. However, we tend to take them for granted and dishonor God by the way we serve them. Many relationships...

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God’s Vision for You

God’s Vision for You

    Fr. Nicholas Louh explores God’s Vision for You! From the moment you took your first breath and through all your accomplishments, we take pictures and frame them. Just like there are pictures of past events and goals there are new pictures that God wants you to put into...

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Seizing THIS Moment, Part Four: Go above and beyond.

Seizing THIS Moment, Part Four: Go above and beyond.

In this fourth of a four part series, Fr. Nicholas Louh takes us “Above and Beyond” in every facet of our life. Every major event of our life is a chapter in our story. And we can lose the passion that God intends us to have in the course of...

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