What is Christmas to You?

What is Christmas to You?

I went on a quest the other day to find out what Christmas truly was. From my usual sources, I got conflicting information. I could not discern if it was a religious commemoration, or another official national holiday, or quality family time, or a very good occasion for shopping. There...

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December 6th Onward: Karavaki – Christmas Boats

December 6th Onward: Karavaki – Christmas Boats

As St Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors and the Greek navy – as well as students, merchants, pawnbrokers, and children – an old custom which originated from the Greek islands is the Karavaki, little boats. From 6th December (the saint’s feastday) onwards, families decorate small model boats/ships with...

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Is Suffering Redemptive?

Is Suffering Redemptive?

The existence of suffering, and how to deal with it, challenges everyone. Does suffering have any meaning? Can it even be redemptive and a means of spiritual growth in Christ? In the video interview embedded above, originally aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1973, a journalist puts some of...

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