Do Words Matter? Some Do

Do Words Matter? Some Do

Watch Now as Dr. Bruck Beck addresses us on the power of words at a time when we need to pay close attention to how words matter. Dr. Beck is the Assistant Professor of New Testament at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and the Director of the Religious Studies...

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Walking the Spiritual Tightrope: Achieving ‘Balance’ in Our Lives – Live Adult Education Class

Walking the Spiritual Tightrope: Achieving ‘Balance’ in Our Lives – Live Adult Education Class

LIVE Adult Education on “Walking the Spiritual Tightrope: Achieving ‘Balance’ in Our Lives” from St George Greek Orthodox Church. We put a lot of time and effort into achieving balance in our lives. What do we mean by balance? What should a life lived in balance look like for an...

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Introducing St. Ephrem the Syrian (II): Images and Themes from His Hymns on Paradise

Introducing St. Ephrem the Syrian (II): Images and Themes from His Hymns on Paradise

The fifteen poems which comprise Ephrem’s Hymns on Paradise revolve around the poetic figure suggested in their title, taking as their starting point the narrative of Adam and Eve found in Genesis chapters 2 through 3. This is “a tale that is short to read,/ but rich to explore” (Hymn...

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Introducing St. Ephrem the Syrian (I)

Introducing St. Ephrem the Syrian (I)

St. Ephrem the Syrian, who is remembered on Jan 28th on the Orthodox calendar, is one of the greatest of Christian poet-theologians, as well the most important author of early Christian literature in the Syriac language. For over a millennium, Ephrem’s works have been known to most of the Orthodox...

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The Reality of Demonic Possession

The Reality of Demonic Possession

A great gulf separates those who read the Scriptures over the shoulders of the Fathers and those who read over the shoulders of modern secular academics. The former are open to the possibility that the ancient worldview might have something to teach us, while the latter dismiss it utterly as...

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Again and Again

Again and Again

She’d just turned three and I found her sitting in the middle of a bedroom floor, carefully building a tower of wooden blocks. She didn’t notice my gaze, me just taking her in, wondering at her. Her attention was fixed on stacking another piece and I held my breath as...

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