Do Receive Jesus Joyfully?

Do Receive Jesus Joyfully?

Receive Him Joyfully Can you think of something you have to do, but you don’t want to do? Maybe a chore like cleaning up your room or doing homework? Sometimes chores like those seem to take forever! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear the story of Zacchaeus. You remember that...

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Being Christian Isn’t Easy

Being Christian Isn’t Easy

Has anybody ever told a lie to you? Have you ever been untruthful about something too? In today’s epistle reading, Saint Paul writes, “Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature and have put on the new nature.” Saint Paul knew that “Do...

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Join the conversation with Bible Answer Man

Join the conversation with Bible Answer Man

Hank Unplugged: A podcast from the Christian Research Institute. For decades, millions have enjoyed answers and insights from Hank Hanegraaff on the Bible Answer Man broadcast. Now, Hank invites some of his closest friends and brightest minds onto the Hank Unplugged podcast for free-flowing, truly engaging discussions. Listen, as you...

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We are Never Alone. You Are Part of the Christian family

We are Never Alone. You Are Part of the Christian family

Have you ever been somewhere when you didn’t know anybody there? Maybe on the first day of school, or even at a party or another activity, you looked around the room and didn’t know anybody! Sometimes we can feel so alone, even when we are with others! In the epistle...

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‘How to express the Christian point of view on acute sodio-historical problems (in the example of the work ‘Students of the Revolution’)’

‘How to express the Christian point of view on acute sodio-historical problems (in the example of the work ‘Students of the Revolution’)’

Watch Daniil Sidorov’s speech at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC18 which took place from 18th-21st June 2018 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, organized under the High Auspices of His All Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN...

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How to Really Enjoy Helping Others

How to Really Enjoy Helping Others

Have you ever done something nice for somebody…but you didn’t want to do it? Maybe you shared a treat with a brother or sister, or played with somebody you didn’t want to play with, or helped somebody you didn’t want to help. But then, did you complain about it? When...

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The Meaning of Christian Asceticism (1)

The Meaning of Christian Asceticism (1)

Metropolitan Symeon of Nea Smyrni   As Christians, we’re always striving. The Christian life is a continual, ceaseless struggle. But the period of Great Lent, as a time of preparation for the celebration of Easter, the greatest feast, requires a more intense effort, more fervent zeal and a more methodical...

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Whole or Half Christians?

Whole or Half Christians?

Ioannis Karavidopoulos, Professor of the School of Thelogy of the University of Thessaloniki   The case of the prominent Jew who had observed all the commandments of Mosaic Law from the time of his youth is one we can easily relate to. He asks Jesus what remains for him to...

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The project of synergic anthropology: spiritual practice as the basics for a new conception of man (part 3)

The project of synergic anthropology: spiritual practice as the basics for a new conception of man (part 3)

Sergey Horujy, Academician   3. The anthropological unlocking as the universal paradigm of man’s constitution Our analysis of hesychast experience demonstrates its epistemological transparency. Now we come to the test of its anthropological full-bloodedness: is it possible to extend or generalize the principles found in hesychast anthropology to other domains...

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The project of synergic anthropology: spiritual practice as the basics for a new conception of man (part 2)

The project of synergic anthropology: spiritual practice as the basics for a new conception of man (part 2)

Sergey Horujy, Academician   2. Hesychasm in the prism of anthropological reflection Synergic anthropology starts with the complete reconstruction of hesychast anthropology. Let us point out its principal elements and stages. Hesychasm is ascetical and mystical practice of Eastern-Christian (Orthodox) Christianity which begins to form itself up together with the...

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