How Do We Pray the Psalms?

How Do We Pray the Psalms?

How do we pray the Psalms? We should surely take our lead from the Holy Fathers of the Early Church and learn from their wisdom. Whilst researching the origins of the Jesus Prayer, I came across some fascinating insights in psalm-commentaries accredited to Fathers of the third, fourth and fifth...

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Dr. Kyriakos Markides on Monasticism

Dr. Kyriakos Markides on Monasticism

As a member of the university community in the United States, Dr. Kyriakos Markides felt he had become secularized by his training. In this interview with Fr. Chris, he shares his yearning for something meaningful and how this lead him back to his Orthodox faith. Dr. Markides also recounts how...

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Strengthening the Faith of Children and Teens

Strengthening the Faith of Children and Teens

This week on CRTL, Fr. Barnabas Powell talks about dealing with building and strengthening the faith of children and youth. Then stay tuned for Dr. Chrissi Hart about her new book, The Legend of the Cross. __________________________________________ Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the Orthodox Christian Network...

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What a Wonderful World? A review of Lois Lowry’s The Giver

What a Wonderful World? A review of Lois Lowry’s The Giver

If you don’t like spoilers beforehand for your books or movies, then read no further in this post! Lois Lowry’s 1994 Newberry-winning novel for young adults, The Giver, tapped into the dystopian tradition of Fahrenheit 451 and Brave New World, long before the Hunger Games books and movies became the...

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Parent Review: St. George and the Dragon

Parent Review: St. George and the Dragon

Brenda Praggastis and her teen-aged daughter Elena both read Michael Lotti’s new book, St. George and the Dragon. They agreed to read the book separately and write separate reviews, so that we could share with you both parent and teen perspectives on the book.  Here’s Brenda’s response to the book....

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Teen Review: St. George and the Dragon

Teen Review: St. George and the Dragon

Elena Praggastis and her mother Brenda both read Michael Lotti’s new book, St. George and the Dragon. They agreed to read the book separately and write separate reviews, so that we could share with you both parent and teen perspectives on the book.  Here’s Elena’s response to the book. Click...

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Deliver Me From Idle Words

Deliver Me From Idle Words

Tremendous power lies hidden in the smallness of a single word. Seemingly insignficant, a word holds within itself the power to encourage or to unleash the demon of despair. All of creation came into being by the Word. It seems God’s creative example holds within itself the greatest model for...

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The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov

“There is only one salvation for you: take yourself up, and make yourself responsible for all the sins of men. For indeed it is so, my friend, and the moment you make yourself sincerely responsible for everything and everyone, you will see at once that it is really so, that...

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Is Jesus God?

Is Jesus God?

Is Jesus God? Christianity teaches that God became man in the person of Jesus Christ. But a new book, How Jesus Became God, questions the origins and evolution of this essential theology. Who do you say that Jesus is? God in the flesh or a human that we made into...

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The Unique Nature of Human Beings

The Unique Nature of Human Beings

Lawyer and award-winning author Wesley J. Smith is a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism and the author of The War on Humans. He is also a legal consultant to the Patients Rights Council and a special consultant for the Center for Bioethics and Culture. He...

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