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Start the New Church Year off with a blessing!

Sep
01

As part of our New Church Year celebrations, the Church will celebrate the Blessing of the Waters at 6pm on Tuesday, September 1st. ALL ARE WELCOME to pray for and receive God's blessings.

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Sharing Fruit

Aug
30

There are many examples in the Gospels where Jesus warns about not bearing fruit, but in the Parable of the Vineyard in Matthew 21.33-42, He teaches about not sharing fruit and what happens to the wicked and greedy stewards when the King returns. The Church is the Vineyard of Christ, and if we refuse to bear fruit, or unwilling to share the Church with others, then we risk the Church being taken away from us and being given to new stewards who will be willing to share the fruit when the time comes. The wicked and greedy stewards were kicked out of the garden.

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Crowning the Year with Goodness

Aug
25

Christ our God, Your kingdom is an everlasting one, and Your lordship is over all. You have made all things with wisdom and have established proper times and seasons for our lives. We give thanks to You in all circumstances and for all things. Lord, bless the beginning of our Church year with Your goodness. Grant that this liturgical year be for all of us a year of grace. Make us worthy with purity of heart always to praise You. Lord, glory to You!

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What Good Thing Must I do to Have Eternal Life

Aug
24

It is a question we all ask, but are we really interested in the answer? “What good thing must I do to have eternal life?” These were the words of a rich man, who THOUGHT He wanted to go to heaven. But when he heard what would be required of him, he went away sorrowful. When pushed for an answer, Jesus said, “If you wish to be perfect, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and follow me.” If we cannot bear the idea of living in complete poverty; if we cannot bear the idea of leaving “it all” behind, then we will walk away from God full of sorrow.

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Your Account Has Come Due

Aug
17

When Jesus speaks to us about forgiveness, He uses the image of financial debt and the emotional burden of greed that goes along with finances. In the Gospel story of about forgiveness, Jesus offers the parable of a king forgiving a debt that could never have been paid off, but was forgiven. The greedy servant, rather than being thankful for the mercy shown to him by the king, immediately demanded his fellow servant to “either pay up, or go to jail,” even though the debt was a mere 100-days pay. Greed had created a cold heart on the part of the servant, so the king sentenced him to prison.

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What Good is Prayer and Fasting?

Aug
13

I hear it all the time. “I prayed really hard, and STILL God didn’t answer my prayer.” This sense of frustration is common especially during times of serious illness and death of our loved ones. The Gospel tells of just this sense of frustration in the father who had a son so ill that even the Apostles couldn’t heal him, and Jesus said, “This kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” (Matthew 17.21) What was Jesus talking about?

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Fanouropita Luncheon to support Youth Ministries

A special event which honors the memory of Saint Fanourios. The event is sponsored by the Ladies Philoptochos Society as a fund raiser for the youth ministries of the Holy Metropolis of Atlanta.

The Power of Love

Jul
27

When God asks us to do something, we often respond with doubt because we’re not sure we have what it takes to get the job done. Just as the Disciples believed they didn’t have enough food to feed five thousand people with five loaves of bread and a couple fish, we question whether we have enough to share with others. Our doubt isn’t limited to feeding the hungry; we doubt whether we can afford to donate to the Church, or help the poor. We doubt whether we have enough patience to show those fighting against us that we love them. We even sometimes doubt whether we have enough love, to love.

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Transform Your Fear into Wonder

Jul
13

All people, when they encounter God, respond to his acts of love in different ways. Some are afraid to be seen by God, since they know their sins deserve punishment. Others see God’s willingness to forgive with wonder, and take the opportunity for repentance. Sometimes fear can paralyze us into inaction, hiding ourselves from God in the hopes that He will not see us. Adam and Eve tried that! Other times fear can keep us safe from the dangers of the world like train tracks and hot stoves.

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American or Greek Orthodox; What’s in a Name?

Jul
06

Many people have questions about our Orthodox Christian Faith. Many simply do not remember what they learned in Sunday School. Many are not comfortable asking their questions in public. But ALL of us can benefit from the questions of others. This week’s question is about our name. Why can’t we just say American Orthodox Church instead of Greek Orthodox? Many are confused when the sign on the curb describes us as Greeks or Russians or Romanians, but there is more to the term Greek than just a place for Greeks!

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