The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time

It was last Spring, just after Pascha. A Sunday at the conclusion of Liturgy. Our priest was announcing the forthcoming daytime services for the next few weeks. I wish I could attend a mid-week liturgy, I’d thought. But I was too busy at work. Then, two days later, I learned...

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The Superiority of Being Over Doing

The Superiority of Being Over Doing

One of my favorite passages in all of Scripture is Psalm 46 (45 LXX):10, which reads: “Be still, and know that I am God.” This brief but powerful assertion, applicable to virtually any age in history, speaks to the uneasiness and distress every person or group experiences throughout life. Specifically,...

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Orthodox Time and the Last Weeks of the Old Year

Orthodox Time and the Last Weeks of the Old Year

Time seems to move slower for many in America in early to mid-August, traditionally a time of vacation or of a “re-set” before the start of the academic year. It is also, in our region of Central Pennsylvania, often a time for fairs and festivals, such as the West End...

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“O νέος χρόνος ως νέα ευκαιρία εν Χριστώ”

“O νέος χρόνος ως νέα ευκαιρία εν Χριστώ”

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης παρουσιάζει την ορθόδοξη αντίληψη περι του χρόνου. Ο χρόνος θεωρείται ως “καιρός”, ως ευκαιρία για μετάνοια, για προσέγγιση του Θεού και του συνανθρώπου. Στο τέλος ο Θεός δεν θα μετρήσει τα χρόνια μας, αλλά την ποιότητα τους. Οχι το  “πόσα χρόνια ζήσαμε” αλλά το “πώς ζήσαμε. Ολα...

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