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Faith and Student Loans

What’s the riskiest financial decision you’ll have to make before you turn 18 years old? If you think it’s buying a car – wrong. If you think it’s…

Jan 17, 2017

Understanding and Living Our Faith: Dealing with Feelings of Abandonment

“Do not think that the Lord has abandoned you. No! He is always with you and invisibly sustains you, even when you forget Him. He will not burden you…

Jan 12, 2017

Christmas, Martyrdom and Liturgy

The relationship between Christmas, Martyrdom, and Liturgy might seem as a stretch at first, but in light of the recent bombing at St. Peter’s Church…

Jan 03, 2017

The Parish Stewardship Program – Council of Ministries Part II

Council of Ministries and its Role in Stewardship Development Fr. Steve Dalber, Saint Nektarios Church, Charlotte, NC   The Role of the Priest The…

Dec 26, 2016

An Orthodox Education

“You sing this one.” The head chanter points at me. I’ve been at my parish assignment for a few months. At seminary, I’m taking my first semester…

Dec 19, 2016

Faith and Personal Finance: Crossing the Christmas Finish Line

Do the holidays make you feel like you’re running a marathon, and January 1st is the finish line? You approach it exhausted, spent, out of gas. Come…

Dec 13, 2016

Christmas and the Celebration of Life

Is there a more thrilling time of year than Advent? It always seems a little easier to smile during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. There’s…

Dec 11, 2016

Celebrating St. Nicholas: When Santa Went to Jail

The Nativity Fast has begun, and Christmas is just around the corner. Trees are soon to be decorated. Children around the world will make lists, check…

Dec 07, 2016

It’s the Father’s Good Pleasure to Give You the Kingdom

Sometimes in discussions with young people, I ask them this question: “If you were to die now, would you go to Heaven or Hell?” To my surprise, a large…

Dec 04, 2016

Holiday Feasting at God’s Table

How many of you recently have gone out to eat with your families? Holiday shoppers, especially on the weekends, will generally dine out because of the…

Dec 01, 2016

Contemplating Thanksgiving and the Gifts of God’s Creation

Thanksgiving—the time when we reap the harvest of our hands, when the efforts over the spring and summer show all was not in vain as we feast on the…

Nov 23, 2016

Our Commonwealth Is in Heaven

Listen to the Daily Reading for November 24, 2016, St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 3:20-21; 4:1-3 Brethren, our commonwealth is in heaven, and…

Nov 23, 2016