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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On Encouraging Our Children to Ask Us Questions

On Encouraging Our Children to Ask Us Questions

This Podcast Series Program is brought to your by The Callas Foundation and  Orthodox Christian Network listeners like you. Listen Now.  Join us as we discuss answering our children’s questions – how we talk to them about what’s going on at school, and with their friends, and making sure we connect with...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 9th Sunday of Luke (Ephesians 4: 1-7)

Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 9th Sunday of Luke (Ephesians 4: 1-7)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Today’s passage from the Apostle Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians emphasizes the unity of the One Holy Church of Christ. This unity is needed for the baptized members of the Church among themselves, and with the body of the Church. The unity that the Apostle...

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9th Sunday of Luke: ‘A Fierce Condemnation of Greed’

9th Sunday of Luke: ‘A Fierce Condemnation of Greed’

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   The ninth Sunday of Saint Luke and the Gospel reading again revolves around the great temptation of the misuse of wealth. The parable of the foolish rich man is well-known and, at the same time, of enduring interest to everyone, not only to those who have...

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This is the measuring-stick

This is the measuring-stick

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   Christian love moves in a circle. First comes love for yourself, then love for your friends and, finally, love for God. Christ took our love for our self as the standard for measuring our love for our enemies and our love for God. He said: ‘Love...

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Another Sinner Turned Saint

Another Sinner Turned Saint

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Feast of St. Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and He said to him, “Follow Me.”...

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Saint Matthew: Tax-Collector, Apostle and Evangelist

Saint Matthew: Tax-Collector, Apostle and Evangelist

Alexandros Christodoulou   In the lists of the Twelve disciples who are recorded in the New Testament, the name Matthew is mentioned. He calls himself this in the list of disciples he quotes in his Gospel (Matth. 10, 3), and also in the narrative of his call to the role...

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God Perfectly Loves Our Imperfections

God Perfectly Loves Our Imperfections

I am a self admitted perfectionist. In my work, home, and personal life, I struggle to do my absolute best. Sometimes I please others, sometimes I fall short. Over the years, I’ve learned that I cannot control the way others interpret what I do or say. Strive as I might,...

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Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.”  John 20:21 The Book of Acts and the Early Ecclesia—Part Eighteen Here I Am,...

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He weighs up our impulses

He weighs up our impulses

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   The devil doesn’t have foresight, nor does he know what people are thinking. He draws conclusions from the impulses of our emotions and then stimulates our members and senses with corresponding, impassioned thoughts. When he sees that our intentions are inclining towards an image conjured...

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