Repentance, as I learned it from contemporary Saints and Elders (Part 2)

Repentance, as I learned it from contemporary Saints and Elders (Part 2)

Andreas Christoforou   Then you can forgive others, as we said above. So you receive the remission of sins in prayer first and this is necessary so that you can go to your spiritual guide for confession and to receive forgiveness from the Church. Then you’ll also receive it from...

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Repentance, as I learned it from contemporary Saints and Elders

Repentance, as I learned it from contemporary Saints and Elders

Andreas Christoforou   I was fortunate enough to know personally quite a few of the contemporary Saints and Elders at the time when I was exploring the way of the spiritual life. What, in practice, is the path to being cured of our sins and passions, so that we ask...

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LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory on Preparing for Great Lent

LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory on Preparing for Great Lent

ABOUT FR. GREGORY JOYCE Fr. Gregory Joyce is the Rector of St. Vladimir’s Church, part of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.  Fr. Gregory served at Holy Trinity Monastery on the clerical staff and taught English and English as a Second Language at Holy Trinity Monastery during the academic year...

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Evolving Views or Repentance?

Evolving Views or Repentance?

If you plugged in to the media at all over the past election year to hear politicians share their views on a myriad of issues, you have likely heard the phrase “My views have evolved on this issue”. Both political parties have claimed changes in their beliefs over time: Former...

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Repentance & Confession

Repentance & Confession

Welcome to the Feast of Healthy Thoughts where you can explore with Fr. Anthony Tandilyan the journey of repentance through separation and return to the Father as he examines the story of The Prodigal Son in the scriptures.  Write to us at info@myocn.net and tell us your story of how repentance...

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Commemorating the Repentance of St. Mary of Egypt

Commemorating the Repentance of St. Mary of Egypt

She was born in Egypt, in about 466 AD, to Christian parents. At the age of 12, she ran away from home to Alexandria, where she lived on the street, giving away her favours and spinning flax to feed herself. She loved a good party and her endless capacity for...

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The Cross is the Ultimate Remedy

The Cross is the Ultimate Remedy

Το απόλυτο φάρμακο είναι ο Σταυρός Ο άγιος Νικόλαος Βελιμίροβιτς λέει ότι ο Κύριος σ’ όλους εκείνους που επιθυμούν να σωθούν από το θάνατο, προσφέρει το σταυρό, το πιο πικρό φάρμακο για τη θεραπεία τους. Η εκπομπή αυτή εξηγεί το λόγο για την πράξη αυτή του Χριστού.   The Cross...

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Come and See What!

Come and See What!

Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” Nathanael answered him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”  Philip said to him, “Come and see.”  John 1: 45-46  (Gospel...

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And When You Fast

And When You Fast

Jesus said, “And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men.  Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.  But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting...

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Repentance Not Despair, Μετάνοια και όχι παραίτηση

Repentance Not Despair, Μετάνοια και όχι παραίτηση

    Listen to our Greek Program… Repentance Not Despair The parable of the Prodigal Son offers a great opportunity for us to consider the benefits of true repentance. Still knowing that God is Love, we don’t need to feel guilty and despair but we should focus on our battle...

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