He’s very cunning

He’s very cunning

Saint Iakovos Tsalikis   Don’t trust people. Be careful who you have dealings with. Never listen to what people are saying. Then you have temptations. We’re human. The devil has many ploys, machinations and snares. Everything within a marriage should be dealt with through love, meekness and patience. Have faith...

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Conversations with Father Zacharias – Envy

Conversations with Father Zacharias – Envy

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   Question: Is pride the cause of jealousy? Archim. Zacharias: There may be many causes, but above all it is lack of trust in God Who gives all things to all men. In the Parable of the Prodigal Son, the Father says to his elder son: ‘Why...

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God is more Powerful than Anything

God is more Powerful than Anything

Have you ever been afraid of the weather? Maybe a hurricane was supposed to come, or a tornado, or even just a bad thunderstorm. Bad weather can make us wonder what is going to happen! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear the story about our Lord’s disciples, who were traveling...

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Understanding and Living Our Faith: God is in Control…Really

Understanding and Living Our Faith: God is in Control…Really

“God’s Providence controls the universe. It is present everywhere. Providence is the sovereign Logos of God…” (St. Anthony the Great) At times our lives feel out of control. Things are happening to us and we don’t understand why. We may ask ourselves, “God, where are you?! Why won’t you help...

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Understanding and Living Our Faith: Dealing with Feelings of Abandonment

Understanding and Living Our Faith: Dealing with Feelings of Abandonment

“Do not think that the Lord has abandoned you. No! He is always with you and invisibly sustains you, even when you forget Him. He will not burden you with trials beyond your capacity. Fear nothing, but with total humbleness and devotion bear your cross and pray.” (St. Innocent of...

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Your True Identity

Your True Identity

  YOUR TRUE IDENTITY There is great spiritual confusion in our modern times about identity. Parents, adults and many young people today are lost and confused as they try to understand themselves and their purpose in life. Without God, Church and Faith they have allowed the world and secular society to...

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Daily Devotion: Trust in God

Daily Devotion: Trust in God

  Pray then like this:  Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And...

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Put Your Trust in the Church

Put Your Trust in the Church

In a world with more than 43,000 denominations of Christianity, it is ever more crucial that we learn to discern the truth among the many partial truths spoken in the name of Jesus Christ. The Orthodox Christian Church, loyal to the truth as taught by the Holy Apostles, has been...

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Daily Devotion: Let Us Commit Ourselves

Daily Devotion: Let Us Commit Ourselves

Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. Luke 23:46  Good morning Prayer Team! Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever Virgin Mary, with all the saints, let...

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Let Your Net Down, September 27, 2015

Let Your Net Down, September 27, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change,  Fr. Constantine Lazarakis explores the gospel passage on the Call of the Disciples. Jesus sees the fishermen and teaches them. He instructs Simon to throw his net over the side of the boat. Fr. Constantine admits that Simon’s response is something...

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