‘If you Want to Enter Life, Keep the Commandments’

‘If you Want to Enter Life, Keep the Commandments’

Hierodeacon Rafael Misiaoulis, Theologian   The rich young man in today’s Gospel reading seems to have metaphysical concerns and considerable spiritual interests. His young heart burned for the sublime, the eternal, the things to come. He approached the Lord with zeal and with a genuine willingness to learn. A desire...

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The Foolish Rich Man

The Foolish Rich Man

Metropolitan of Gortyn and Megalopolis, Ieremias   1. I mentioned to you on another occasion, my Christian friends, that our Church, like the caring mother it is, uses this period of winter- when living conditions have always been difficult- to present us with Sunday Gospel readings that sharpen our awareness...

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The challenge of being rich (Luke18, 18-27)

The challenge of being rich (Luke18, 18-27)

Archimandrite Nikanor Karayannis   Today’s Gospel reading of the young rich man presents us with a challenge. Christ’s words give us pause for thought: they seem so harsh because He asks him to overcome a powerful worldly addiction. ‘Sell everything you have and give to the poor…and come and follow...

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Sunday’s Sermon:  Seeking God Above All Else

Sunday’s Sermon:  Seeking God Above All Else

    Sermon: LESSONS FROM THE GREAT ASCETICS How serious are we in our pursuit for the Kingdom of God? Well, before we answer that question, let us think about a few of the saints we commemorate this month. Let me tell you of the story of St. Paul of...

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The Children’s Word: A Rich Man in Heaven?

The Children’s Word: A Rich Man in Heaven?

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 asks if you ever wished you could be really rich. Do you think any of the saints were rich? You might be surprised at the answer....

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