Drive-Through Christianity

Drive-Through Christianity

Drive-through Communion lines and drive-by home blessings with a super-soaker were standing jokes during Orthodox clergy retreats, as the priests vented a little about their busy liturgical and sacramental schedules. Recent news excerpts have robbed us of these punch lines forever. According to a recent newscast, a church in Massachusetts...

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Culture War or the Spiritual Life?

Culture War or the Spiritual Life?

Father Philip LeMasters, Pastor of St. Luke’s Orthodox Church in Abilene Texas, and Dean of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University, discusses his latest book, The Forgotten Faith, Ancient Insights for Contemporary Believers from Eastern Christianity, with host Bill Hinkle. Are we battling for a better world or pressing...

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Ο αγώνας των αρετών

Ο αγώνας των αρετών

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης παρουσιάζει τρεις ομιλίες του Αγίου Ιωάννου της Κλίμακος με την ελπίδα οτι όσοι τους ακούσουν θα εμπνευστούν, θα κινητοποιηθούν και θα δυναμώσουν στον αγώνα τους εναντίον των παθών. Απαραίτητη η προσευχή στον Κύριο στον αγώνα αυτόν. Το μεγάλο έπαθλο βέβαια θα είναι η σωτηρία των ψυχών μας!

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Believing and Knowing

Believing and Knowing

“I believe this man is a living saint!” “Our people are the good guys—those other people are the ones doing wrong!” What if you believe that someone is not what they appear to be? If you believe that a certain man is a ‘living saint’ and not the ordinary flawed,...

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Are You a Sinner?

Are You a Sinner?

On Theologically Thinking, we hear from Fr. Athanasios Haros. He reminds us that when we hear stories of judgment and sin in the Scriptures, most of us don’t want to admit the Lord is speaking to us. It is easier for us to adopt the attitude of the Pharisee (Luke...

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What do I want for Christmas?

What do I want for Christmas?

As we approach the holy night of Nativity, comes a time when we ask ourselves the timeless question: what do I want for Christmas? If one looks around, generally electronics are popular with men, jewelry with women, gaming consoles with teens, and so on; as we could expect, mostly material...

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Compassion for People

Compassion for People

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης παρουσιάζει την ομιλία του Αγίου Γρηγορίου του Παλαμά για την Γ Κυριακή του Λουκά. Ο Ιησούς συμπόνεσε και ανέστησε τον γιο της χήρας. Μακάρι αυτή η συμπόνοια να είναι η κινητήρια δύναμη μας που θα μας καταστήσει συμμέτοχους στο έργο του Θεού για την σωτηρία μας.

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A Motto Not Just for Scouts: Be Prepared

A Motto Not Just for Scouts: Be Prepared

Years ago on a September afternoon, my now-thirteen-year-old son came home from his first grade class with a request: “Could he join Scouts?” That question propelled me into the world of Scouting, and would see two other sons eventually follow suit. My wife jokingly tells everyone that “dad likes scouting...

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Ascension of Jesus

Ascension of Jesus

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης προσπαθεί να εμβαθύνει στις επιπτώσεις που έχει η Ανάληψη του Κυρίου στην καθημερινή μας ζωή. Η ανθρώπινη φύση μας ανυψώνεται στους ουρανούς, έχει την δυνατότητα να κοινωνεί με τον Θεό, να διεκδικήσει τη θέωση και τη λύτρωση. Ολα αυτά όχι πια ως προσδοκία και ελπίδα, αλλά ως...

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