The Gospel of Matthew, Part 12

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 12

The Gospel of Matthew 6:1-8 1. Piety: Elements as described by Christ Common theme- do everything for the glory of God and not to be seen by men Almsgiving- do not sound the trumpets to be glorified by men. Your reward is known in Heaven to God Left hand –...

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Seventh Sunday of Luke

Seventh Sunday of Luke

Let us the faithful hasten to the Theotokos now and venerate her sacred veil, as we chant unto her, singing hymns to praise and honour her, as is fitting; for she shelt’reth with her shelter and all her faithful flock and preserveth them unharmed from all calamities, as they cry...

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Sixth Sunday of Luke

Sixth Sunday of Luke

God, who gave you invincible power and with care kept your city invulnerable, royally clothed the Church in purple with the streams of your blood, for you are her strength, O Demetrios. +Kontakion in the Second Tone

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Graceful renewal: It never happens alone

Graceful renewal: It never happens alone

Renewal—it can be a wonderful process. It is through change that we grow, improve and discover new possibilities we never knew existed. But getting there can be quite excruciating, and forgetting to enjoy the journey is the kiss of death. This summer has been one of the most painful times...

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Temptation: Moral and Spiritual

Temptation: Moral and Spiritual

As we continue our theme of “Vice,” we consider the role that temptation has in our spiritual lives. This week on Theologically Thinking, enjoy a reading of one of Fr. Stanley Harakas’ essays originally written for the National Herald entitled “Temptation: the trial of our moral and spiritual commitment.”

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¿Qué es la Oración?

¿Qué es la Oración?

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten abordan la pregunta “¿Qué es la Oración?” La oración “Dame Este Perigrino” y el himno “Levántate, oh Dios,” ambos del coro de la Catedral San Jorge en la Ciudad de México, siguen...

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A Prayerful Life

A Prayerful Life

On Turning to the Fathers, continuing our exploration of prayer this month, we listen to a reflection on prayer from Fr. John McGuckin, drawing from the wisdom of St. John of Apameia in “A Prayerful Life.”

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Prayer, Part Two

Prayer, Part Two

In the second class of the series, instructor Joseph Olas focuses on the qualities of acceptance, hope, and compassion.

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Prayer, Part One

Prayer, Part One

On the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, Fr. Christopher Metropulos begins the month-long study of prayer in our lives. Prayer is one of the most important things we can do. “If we are not connected to God, God is not connected to us….God is always connected.” Watch the video to...

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Real Prayer Can Change Your Life

Real Prayer Can Change Your Life

O Lord God of my salvation, I cry day and night before You; Let my prayer come before You; Incline Your ear to my supplication, O Lord. Psalm 88:1-3. Dear Faithful, I cannot tell you how many times I have read this Psalm! For more than 35 years, I have...

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