It Takes a Pan-Orthodox Village

It Takes a Pan-Orthodox Village

I grew up with the notion that it could take just one parish to keep me in the faith. I was raised in a humble Greek Orthodox Church in Southern California. My weeks were like clockwork in the church. Sundays were for worship, Mondays for Greek dance, and Fridays for...

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Transfiguration: It’s All about Change

Transfiguration: It’s All about Change

Transfiguration is a mighty big word for little minds to grasp. Add to that the fact that this feast is tucked away in the Dormition Fast, and it is easy for kids to pass over it without appreciating or even understanding it. Here are a few ideas to make this...

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Looking Deeper

Looking Deeper

My best friend in high school had been sexually abused by her father from the time she was twelve until she left home at eighteen. My fourteen-year-old niece was raped when someone she trusted sold her virginity for drugs. When my daughter was five, a young boy her age was...

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The Wig Story

The Wig Story

Written May 2, 2013 As you know, I had mixed feelings about getting a wig. I feel most comfortable bald, but my children were saddened by my bald head. As soon as I realized that, I made an appointment to visit a wig shop near my house. Strike that, before...

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Being Bald: The Up and Down Sides

Being Bald: The Up and Down Sides

Written Apr 17, 2013 — 11:44 a.m. I’m feeling better! Pity party over, thanks for bearing with me. So, hair. This subject is just fascinating to me. As I mentioned earlier, I’m pretty darn bald. Not all the way smooth, which is really annoying. I have patches that are continuing...

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Guiding Our Children

Guiding Our Children

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με αφορμή το ευαγγελικό ανάγνωσμα της Δ’ Κυριακής των Νηστειών, συζητά για την υποχρέωση των γονιών κάθε εποχής να ακολουθήσουν το παράδειγμα του πατέρα ο οποίος πήγε το παιδί του στον Χριστό για να το θεραπεύσει απο το πονηρό πνεύμα. Με προσευχή και νηστεία, με διάκριση και...

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