The Perfect Day

The Perfect Day

  Is it possible to have a “perfect day?”  In this message Fr. Christopher examines a beautiful prayer of the Liturgy which spiritually challenges us to take each day and try to make it perfect, holy, peaceful and sinless.   Looking for more?  The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency...

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A Sweet Fragrance of Faith

A Sweet Fragrance of Faith

On October 25, Fr. Chris spoke about the story of St. Demetrios, and how we can defeat secularism through the example of the Saint’s faith and commitment to Christ.  “We should be like myrrh, an aroma of spiritual fragrance, over the foul odor of evil and sin.” Apolytikion of Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer...

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Super Role-models for Christ

Fr. Chris speaks of two successful women who left everything to become nuns: Spanish model and actress, Olalla Oliveros and  Colombia’s top models, Amada Rosa Pérez.  Pérez told the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, “Being a model means being a benchmark, someone whose beliefs are worthy of being imitated, and I grew tired...

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Proof is in the Promise

Proof is in the Promise

So many people in our world today are looking for evidence and proof that God exists. In this message from “Christ in You,” we are reminded of the promise of Jesus Christ that will be remembered for all ages – the sending of the Holy Spirit which established the Church....

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Let the Light Shine: Seeing with New Eyes

Let the Light Shine: Seeing with New Eyes

Are you blind? Do you wear glasses? Drawing on a story from his own past, Fr. Christopher puts us right into the heart and mind of the blind man who received his sight from Christ. Have you ever imagined how that man felt when his eyes were healed? How does...

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Stay Thirsty for Christ

Stay Thirsty for Christ

Our world tells us to try everything. We’re always being urged to “stay thirsty,” “have it all,” “follow your dreams.” But if we actually do it all, have it all, try it all – is it possible to find satisfaction? Is there anything in the world that can truly quench...

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Only One Thing

Only One Thing

Today, Fr. Christopher is here to share with you “the one thing that is needed in our lives to have a fulfilling, joyful, and purpose-filled life. One thing. That’s all.” Just one thing. What is it? Can you guess? In this short video, Fr. Christopher tells you what that one...

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Idol Worship and the Screen

Idol Worship and the Screen

Christ is Risen! Watch this remarkable video. In the first few minutes, you enjoy the beautiful, uplifting celebration of Christ’s resurrection. And then, Fr. Christopher Makiej asks a startling question: Has “the screen” replaced God? Has our “screen time” become an idol to us? Contrast those first beautiful images of...

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Christ in You

Christ in You

Have you ever looked closely at the icon called Christ the Sower? It shows Christ holding a bag of seeds in one hand, and planting them. What do you know about this icon? Do you know what those seeds stand for? It takes just a few minutes to watch this...

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