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Being Disciples of Christ

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 call. He will [...]

By | May 28th, 2016|Christian Education, Parish and Family Life, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Various Subjects|Comments Off on Being Disciples of Christ

who art everywhere present and fillest all things.

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 then record Paperwork about it, [...]

By | May 28th, 2016|Christian Education, Parish and Family Life, Spirituality, Various Subjects|Comments Off on who art everywhere present and fillest all things.

Nine Secrets Your Pastor’s Wife Wishes You Knew

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 way. What if we just [...]

By | May 28th, 2016|Belief & History, Christian Education, Parish and Family Life, Spirituality, Various Subjects|Comments Off on Nine Secrets Your Pastor’s Wife Wishes You Knew

Ecclesiastical New Year

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 fifteen-year period, an [...]

By | August 28th, 2012|Christian Education, Feasts & Seasons, Liturgical, Parish and Family Life|Comments Off on Ecclesiastical New Year

An Orthodox View on Child Abuse

An Orthodox View on Child Abuse by Fr. Stanley S. Harakas An apparently new social concern has risen in our days which highlights the abuse of children. Child abuse is generally understood in our day in broad terms, including the physical, mental, and spiritual harassment of children. Specifically, child abuse is often understood as inflicting [...]

By | October 14th, 2011|Christian Education, Parish and Family Life|Comments Off on An Orthodox View on Child Abuse

The Mission of Orthodoxy

The Mission of Orthodoxy by Father Alexander Schmemann [Adapted from a lecture given at the 1968 National Conference of Orthodox College Students and printed in Volume III, No.4 of CONCERN (no longer in publication).] This article is available in pamphlet form here from Conciliar Press What is the role and task of Orthodox Christians in [...]

By | October 6th, 2011|Christian Education, Parish and Family Life, Stewardship|Comments Off on The Mission of Orthodoxy

Be Angry And Sin Not

Be Angry And Sin Not   By St. Nikolai Velimirovich "Be angry and sin not" (Psalm 4:4). Be angry with yourself, brethren, and sin no more. Be angry at your sins of thoughts and deeds, and sin no more. Be angry with Satan the father of lies (John 8:44), and no longer do his will. [...]

By | October 5th, 2011|Parish and Family Life, Saints, Scripture|Comments Off on Be Angry And Sin Not

AN ORTHODOX UNDERSTANDING OF ACTS OF MERCY

AN ORTHODOX UNDERSTANDING  OF ACTS OF MERCY Fr. Thomas Hopko Christ commanded his disciples to give alms. To "give alms" means literally "to do" or "to make merciful deeds" or "acts of mercy." According to the Scriptures the Lord is compassionate and merciful, longsuffering, full of mercy, faithful and true. He is the one who [...]

By | September 10th, 2011|Belief & History, Parish and Family Life, Prayers and Practice, Spirituality|Comments Off on AN ORTHODOX UNDERSTANDING OF ACTS OF MERCY

A Prayer For Children

A Prayer For ChildrenO All-plenteous Lord Jesus Christ, who wast once even Thyself a child and who used to love and bless children, have mercy upon the children of our time and save them--so that unbaptized children may be baptized, and so that baptized children may be strengthened in their faith in Thee, who art [...]

By | September 4th, 2011|Christian Education, Liturgical, Parish and Family Life, Prayers and Practice, Spirituality|Comments Off on A Prayer For Children

How To Sep Up a Home Prayer Corner

How To Sep Up a Home Prayer Corner Parishioners often ask how one should set up a home chapel/prayer corner. We offer for your consideration the article bySerge Alexeev, and hope that in it our readers will find answers to the questions most frequently posed. The article has been abridged.   Where to place icons [...]

By | August 19th, 2011|Christian Education, Liturgical, Parish and Family Life, Prayers and Practice|Comments Off on How To Sep Up a Home Prayer Corner