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Christian Education

May
28

Do You Want to be Made Well?

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Do You Want to be Made Well? A Sermon on John 5:1-9 During the early morning hours of August 29th, Hurricane Katrina was swirling off the coast of Southern Louisiana.  The call to evacuate the lower portion, including the City of New Orleans, had gone out hours before and most people heeded ... Continue

May
28

Being Disciples of Christ

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by Fr. Ted           Women Disciples of the Lord “The character of our earthly life is constant expectation of God’s call from this life to the other. We are not our own; we are the servants of God, as the Church so rightly calls us; and servants ought to hourly await their Lord’s ... Continue

May
28

who art everywhere present and fillest all things.

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I was looking in the eyes of a violent man this week.  He had just been attacked and he responded in kind, and in the aftermath as he was shouting his curses upon everyone and everything and shoving away those whose job it is to officially Calm Things Down and ... Continue

May
28

Necessity of Forgiveness

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What happened in the parable Jesus taught about the king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants? This story is found in Matthew 18:21-35. It is a powerful story about the necessity of forgiveness. It clearly tells us that forgiveness is not an option if we want to be ... Continue

May
28

Nine Secrets Your Pastor’s Wife Wishes You Knew

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by Christina StolaasShe’s always there. Sometimes in the background, sometimes with a welcoming smile up front, sometimes noticed and appreciated, sometimes being silently judged. Your pastor’s wife; the powerful force behind most church leaders often perceived as a mystery by the rest of the church. It doesn’t have to be that ... Continue

May
28

Met Saba (Esber) on the Orthodox “Diaspora” (Orthodox Caucus)

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On the Issue of the Orthodox "Diaspora" Introduction It seems, during the course of work on the Great Orthodox Council, that the issue of the "diaspora" will be the most important, in the sense that there is no issue more important than it. Due to serious disagreements that currently exist between the ... Continue

Aug
28

Ecclesiastical New Year

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Ecclesiastical New Year September 1 Reading: For the maintenance of their armed forces, the Roman emperors decreed that their subjects in every district should be taxed every year. This same decree was reissued every fifteen years, since the Roman soldiers were obliged to serve for fifteen years. At the end of each ... Continue

Nov
8

Orthodox Christian Monasticism

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Nov
2

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The Angels By Nabil Semaan*  FEAST OF ARCHANGELS On the 8th of November, the Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and the rest of the archangels. The word synaxismeans the gathering of believers to celebrate a feast, or to make a remembrance of a saint. This feast also has a ... Continue

Oct
14

Violence and the Gospel

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Violence and the Gospel by Metropolitan George (Khodr) of Byblos and Batroun [This article was first given at a conference in Lyon of the Association of Christians Against Torture, and appeared in Supplément de la vie Spirituelle, Sept. 1987] This essay is not an analysis of violence but a hymn to that evangelical ... Continue

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