Ο ταπεινός και καλός σπορέας

Ο ταπεινός και καλός σπορέας

“Η πνευματική καλλιέργεια είναι έργο σύνθετο. Προυποθέτει τον καλό γεωργό αλλά και την καλή γη. Και ο φρόνιμος και ταπεινός γεωργός παρακαλεί ταυτόχρονα τον Θεό να ευλογήσει τον κόπο του, το χωράφι του για να γίνει η σοδειά αφορμή για χαρές κι όχι για λύπες”.   _______________________________ Posted by the...

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October 19 Designated Orthodox College Student Sunday!

October 19 Designated Orthodox College Student Sunday!

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops has designated October 19 as Orthodox College Student Sunday in support of Orthodox Christian Fellowship in its work with our college students as they deepen their own faith in Jesus Christ while sharing the Orthodox Tradition with love and humility to their peers on...

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Are Orthodox Funerals Really Depressing? Part 3, Final

Are Orthodox Funerals Really Depressing? Part 3, Final

This is the third article in a 3-part series. Read Part 1 and Part 2 here. The Rite of Anointing the Dead Another vital modification to the rite is the restoration of the baptismal and paschal vision, “to which, as we have seen, the earliest ritual for the Byzantine Rite...

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Are Orthodox Funerals Really Depressing?  Part 2

Are Orthodox Funerals Really Depressing? Part 2

This is the second article in a 3-part series. Read Part 1 here. SEEKING OUT VIABLE SOLUTIONS In the modern funeral service, the canon for the dead is replete with imagery focusing on the holy martyrs, whose struggles for Christ and corresponding rewards are compared to those of the dead,...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, October 10, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, October 10, 2014

Hello, I’m Emmy Louvaris with “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. These are the stories making headlines this week: Parishes within the Orthodox Church of America’s Archdiocese of Canada have nominated a new Archbishop to take...

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Talking to God and to Children about Death

Talking to God and to Children about Death

Do you think of death as static? Are you frozen forever in the spiritual state in which you died?  In the Orthodox faith, we pray for those who have already died. Why do we do this? Fr. Chris talks to Fr. Timothy Chrapko about what does stop when you die,...

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