True Knowledge of God and of the Self

True Knowledge of God and of the Self

Saint Justin Popovich   An excerpt from Put Bogopoznanja (The Path to Knowledge of God) Only the nous that has been cleansed of the passions and the darkness of sin and has been sanctified by the Grace of the Holy Spirit is in a position to sense and conceive of...

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True Autonomy is Achieved through Humility

True Autonomy is Achieved through Humility

Christoforos Papadopoulos, Theologian   True autonomy is achieved through humility, in other words through the emptying of the self in order to make room for all others. The saints imitate the humility of Christ in His sacrifice on the Cross. The emptying of the self is the greatest Christian virtue....

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Self-Love: Healthy or Unhealthy?

Self-Love: Healthy or Unhealthy?

Need to make some changes in your life? Not feeling as happy as you’d like? Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. George Aquaro, priest​ of St. Matthew Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Torrance, CA and author of a blog entitled ​”Orthodoxy and Recovery.​”​ Listen as they talk about a healthy understanding...

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Paper Plates

Paper Plates

For years, my mother pleaded with me to use paper plates during stressful times in my life. “Annie, why are you staying up to wash dishes after you get the baby to bed?! The Earth will be fine if you use paper plates at dinner. Recycle them if you feel...

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Body Image: Plastic Surgery to Piercings

Body Image: Plastic Surgery to Piercings

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/OTTO/OTTO_2013/OTTO_131011.mp3 The modern world is obsessed with a shallow view of beauty. On Orthodox Teen Talk Online, listen in as Fr. Chris and co-host Emmy Louvaris and a group of young people discuss body image relating to plastic surgery, piercings, and the Temple of the Holy Spirit. ABOUT THE ORTHODOX...

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