Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.  October 4, 2015

Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.  October 4, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change,  Fr. Constantine Lazarakis explores the Golden Rule, “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.” Fr. Constantine points out that the Golden Rule is the very antithesis of Vengeance. Blind Justice is an image that expresses that the...

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Let Your Net Down, September 27, 2015

Let Your Net Down, September 27, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change,  Fr. Constantine Lazarakis explores the gospel passage on the Call of the Disciples. Jesus sees the fishermen and teaches them. He instructs Simon to throw his net over the side of the boat. Fr. Constantine admits that Simon’s response is something...

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Not I Who Live, But Christ in Me, September 20, 2015

Not I Who Live, But Christ in Me, September 20, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, on the Sunday after the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis reminds us that there are two feasts for the Cross. This is Holy Mother Church’s way to tell us how important is the message of love that the...

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Elevation of the Holy Cross, September 13, 2015

Elevation of the Holy Cross, September 13, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, on the Sunday before the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis shares thoughts on this important Feast Day. When we elevate the cross in September and then when we venerate it during Great Lent, our relationship with the Cross...

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Everything is God’s, August 30, 2015

Everything is God’s, August 30, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis shares thoughts on the Gospel of the day, the parable of the vineyard owner and the tenants. He reflected on how we are so surrounded by luxuries that we have become disconnected from the source of things. The...

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A Reflection on A Camel Through the Eye of a Needle, August 23, 2015

A Reflection on A Camel Through the Eye of a Needle, August 23, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis explores the Gospel passage in which we learn that “It is easier for a Camel to go through the Eye of a Needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 19:24​)​. Jesus​’​ words...

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A Reflection on Faith as a Mustard Seed: August 9, 2015

A Reflection on Faith as a Mustard Seed: August 9, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis reflects on Jesus’ discussion of the fact that faith even the size of a mustard seed will let us work marvelous miracles. (Matt 17:14-23). He begins by describing his wonder at the beauty of the trees and flowers...

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A Reflection on Jesus Walking on the Water, August 2, 2015

A Reflection on Jesus Walking on the Water, August 2, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis reflects on the significance of the account of Jesus walking on ​water in the Gospel of Matthew 14:22-33. Jesus does not perform miracles as a magician to merely display ​H​is power. He is always trying to direct us...

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A Reflection on the Feeding of the Five Thousand, July 26, 2015

A Reflection on the Feeding of the Five Thousand, July 26, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis explores the story of the Feeding of the Five Thousand. He remembers how a Sunday School teacher from his youth taught him to always be grateful to God for every bite that goes into one’s mouth and take...

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A Reflection on Matthew 5:14-19 on July 19, 2015

A Reflection on Matthew 5:14-19 on July 19, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis shares thoughts on Matthew 5:14-19, in which Jesus tells ​His Disciples, and us, “You are the Light of the World.” Fr. Constantine reminds us that in ancient times, people had little ability to produce light when the sun...

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“A Reflection on Romans 12:6-14” on July 12, 2015

“A Reflection on Romans 12:6-14” on July 12, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis shares thoughts on the epistle reading for the Sunday of July 12, Romans 12:6-14. He reflects on what it means that God has given us “gifts that differ, according to the Grace that is given to us.” There...

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Archbishop Demetrios on The Apostolic Calling

Archbishop Demetrios on The Apostolic Calling

In this episode of Good News for a Change, visiting hierarch Archbishop Demetrios shares thoughts on the Gospel of the day. The call of the fishermen to become “fishers of men” is one of the most significant moments of our salvation history. The four men, Peter, Andrew, James, and John, receive an invitation...

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