The Children’s Word: Our Lord on the Cross

The Children’s Word: Our Lord on the Cross

Just two days ago, you might have heard about April Fools’ Day. That’s the day people play jokes on other people. They try to make the other feel silly or like a “fool.” Today is the third Sunday of Lent, when we remember the Holy Cross. In the Gospel, we...

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The New Covenant

The New Covenant

Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”  And He took a cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you; ...

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Parenting Guide for Lenten Services.

Parenting Guide for Lenten Services.

  Lent is a three-legged stool of Prayer, Fasting and Alms Giving. If you try to balance on only one leg, you are sure to fall. It is very common for people to make this mistake when it comes to fasting during Lent.  We often get distracted by the foods...

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Sunday of Orthodoxy

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Fr. Constantine Lazarakis of Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons explains the importance of the Sunday of Orthodoxy and Icons. Icons teach us three important things that are critical to our salvation. Icons remind us that God became a Man and we see that pictured. Icons teach us that...

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IOCC Has a Weekly Lenten Reflection

IOCC Has a Weekly Lenten Reflection

The veneration of the Cross renews and refocuses our Lenten journey by bringing our attention back to Christ, back to the love of God for us. Are you looking for more inspiration during the Lenten Season?  The International Orthodox Christian Charities, our sister ministry under the Assembly of Canonical Bishops...

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The Sin of Judas Was Not the Betrayal

The Sin of Judas Was Not the Betrayal

Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.  Matthew 26:6-16  (Gospel...

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We’ve Got to Get it Right in This Life

We’ve Got to Get it Right in This Life

Walk while you have the light, lest the darkness overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.”  John 12: 35-36  (From the Gospel of the Bridegroom Service on...

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Our Traditions Are Scripture-Based

Our Traditions Are Scripture-Based

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.  John 12: 24  (From the Gospel of the Bridegroom Service on Holy Tuesday Evening) Second Sunday of Lent—St. Gregory Palamas    Good...

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Everyone Has Some Talent—He Expects Us to Use Them

Everyone Has Some Talent—He Expects Us to Use Them

Jesus said: “For it will be as when a man going on a journey called his servants and entrusted to them his property; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the...

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Understanding Christ’s Love Through Caregiving

Understanding Christ’s Love Through Caregiving

As we continue through Great Lent, I am inspired to think of the many reasons I love Jesus. For years my daily routine has included scripture and prayer. Because of this, I have acquired a great admiration for His lessons and the good guidance in them. Here are some of...

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