The Perfect Day

The Perfect Day

  Is it possible to have a “perfect day?”  In this message Fr. Christopher examines a beautiful prayer of the Liturgy which spiritually challenges us to take each day and try to make it perfect, holy, peaceful and sinless.   Looking for more?  The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency...

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Obey the Church

Obey the Church

Be Transfigured – Obey the Church It seems like the holiday season is one of the most difficult times to follow the life of the Church. Around every turn our society is urging us to turn away from following the life of the Church in favor of secular parties and materialism....

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Addiction

Addiction

Be Transfigured – Addiction The Church is filled with them; people who live sinful lives and then arrive Sunday morning acting like angels. It turns many people off from “religion” and even more from attending Church on Sunday mornings. It is common to hear the excuse, “I have no intention of...

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Sunday’s Gospel: Christ Brings Wholeness – November 8, 2015

Sunday’s Gospel: Christ Brings Wholeness – November 8, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis shares thoughts on the Gospel. We first learn about a woman who has been burdened with an illness her whole life. And then we learn about the death of a child. In each case, contact with Christ brings wholeness....

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We Can Live Through the Pain

We Can Live Through the Pain

Be Transfigured – We Can Live Through the Pain Many ask, “If God doesn’t give us more than we can handle, the why do people starve to death?” This very popular question is based upon a misunderstanding about God’s love. God doesn’t give us struggle. He allows things to run...

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Don’t Pick the Pigs over the People

Don’t Pick the Pigs over the People

When Jesus healed the man with legion demons, He used a heard of pigs from the nearby town for the demons to enter. We all remember the story; the pigs went running off the cliff and died. The town folk, not wanting to lose the investment of the pigs, could...

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Pluck Out the Thorns from Your Heart

Pluck Out the Thorns from Your Heart

Using the Parable of the Sower (Luke 8.5-15), Jesus taught that there are four conditions of the heart. Either the heart is hardened and the Word of God cannot penetrate, or the heart is shallow and the roots cannot grow deep, or the heart is filled with thorns which chock...

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Simply Because We Want to Love

Simply Because We Want to Love

Jesus said, “Just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.” (Luke 6.31) Jesus also said, “But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.” (Luke 6.32) God doesn’t want us...

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Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.  October 4, 2015

Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.  October 4, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change,  Fr. Constantine Lazarakis explores the Golden Rule, “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.” Fr. Constantine points out that the Golden Rule is the very antithesis of Vengeance. Blind Justice is an image that expresses that the...

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Let Your Net Down, September 27, 2015

Let Your Net Down, September 27, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change,  Fr. Constantine Lazarakis explores the gospel passage on the Call of the Disciples. Jesus sees the fishermen and teaches them. He instructs Simon to throw his net over the side of the boat. Fr. Constantine admits that Simon’s response is something...

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