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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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Living Orthodoxy in a Sinful World

Jun
29

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 inspired by Saint Paul’s words, “It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak. Do you have faith?

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The Light of Christ in the Narthex

Jun
22

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 addresses the “how” and “why” of lighting candles in the Narthex. Some people think lighting candles is just “another thing we do” as Orthodox Christians that has no meaning. But when you place that candle in the sand, you are doing MUCH more than just lighting a candle.

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I’m Distracted by Others in Church

Jun
15

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 a follow-up to last week’s “Which Way Should I Look?” where we discuss the truth, sometimes difficult truth, that when we are distracted in Church, it might be because we don’t understand Liturgy like we should.

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Which Way Should I Look?

Jun
08

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 from someone who noticed many people doing something different while the Priest moves throughout the Church during services. A newcomer to Orthodox especially may be confused by what seems like chaos among the faithful. “Which way should I look?” Now, here is an answer to that basic question.

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The Florence Greek Festival Would Appreciate Your Opinion

Jun
04
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When Enough Isn’t Enough

Jun
01

Everyone thirsts for something, but only one thing will satisfy your heart. Jesus said, “"If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." (John 7.37-38) It is only when we thirst for God that our heart will be satisfied. If we thirst for wealth, it will never be enough. If we thirst for power and authority, it will never be enough. If we thirst for knowledge, it will never be enough. When enough isn’t enough, you’re probably thirsting for the wrong thing.

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Being a Visitor-Friendly Church

May
29

On the feast of Pentecost, May 31st this year, the Holy Spirit descended from Heaven upon the Church to guide us and comfort us until Christ returns. Among the many gifts the Holy Spirit granted the Church, was the gift of different languages so that the Gospel could be proclaimed in every nation throughout the world. From the moment of Pentecost, the Church was no longer a Church “just for the Jews” but for the entire world.

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