A Little Light and the Darkness will become Heaven

A Little Light and the Darkness will become Heaven

Protopresbyter Themistoklis Mourtzanos   Our secularized age aims at involving us in the pleasures of consumerism. It has even turned religion into a consumer item. This is why the latter has been restricted in its functions to customs, symbols and metaphysics. Society doesn’t understand, and doesn’t want to understand, that...

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Great Light of Christ in Our Lives

Great Light of Christ in Our Lives

We can have this “great light” of Christ in our lives too. Nobody wants to sit in darkness! We can have this “great light” of Christ in our lives too. When we read about our Lord in the Bible, and when we try to be like Him, that “great light”...

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Saint Fanourios: The One Who Brings Things to Light

Saint Fanourios: The One Who Brings Things to Light

Have your parents ever told you not to do something? Have they ever told you not to say something or wear something or act a certain way? Sure! That should happen to every kid! Sometimes when our parents tell us not to do something, we might feel sad or embarrassed...

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Daily Devotion, January 26: The Eulogy of a Woman who Had Amazing Faith,+Anastasia Garcia+

Daily Devotion, January 26: The Eulogy of a Woman who Had Amazing Faith,+Anastasia Garcia+

Jesus said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life; he who believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believe in Me shall never die.”  John 11:25-26   Good Morning Prayer Team! Last week, a woman named Anastasia passed away.  She had tremendous faith,...

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Epiphany and the Unapproachable Light

Epiphany and the Unapproachable Light

    In this sermon, Fr. Lazarakis talks about Epiphany and the unapproachable light of God.  Looking into the hymnology of the great feast, we identify Christ as Light, as a guide through the darkness of this world.  But instead of looking to Christ, we look to man-made lights and...

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Nativity Devotion, January 8: We Have Seen the Light

Nativity Devotion, January 8: We Have Seen the Light

The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, towards the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death, Light has dawned.” From that time Jesus began to...

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The Children’s Word: A Great Light

The Children’s Word: A Great Light

Have you ever watched the sun rise? Maybe you woke up very early one morning, even while it was still dark out. You might have seen how the sun started to make everything light, even before you could really see it. Today, in the Gospel reading, we hear about where...

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Live as Children of Light

Live as Children of Light

Be Transfigured – Live as Children of Light Look around at any family gathering and you will no doubt see children acting like their parents. Parents often look at their children with pride as they “see themselves” in their children because children often reflect their parents. In fact each of us...

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Be the Light

Be the Light

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch address​es​ the faithful at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral of Worcester, MA in English and Arabic. His Beatitude arrived in the United States on July 17, 2015, for the 52nd Biennial Convention of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. He and...

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The Light of Christ in the Narthex

The Light of Christ in the Narthex

Many people have questions about our Orthodox Christian Faith. Many simply do not remember what they learned in Sunday School. Many are not comfortable asking their questions in public. But ALL of us can benefit from the questions of others. This week’s question addresses the “how” and “why” of lighting...

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