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Courting Jesus

Each year for 48 days every Orthodox Christian experiences Great Lent and Holy Week, but most do not know what it is, let alone how to make the most of it. For many Orthodox Christians, Great Lent and Holy Week is nothing more than several weeks of longer (and more) Church services and a special diet. In fact, for most Orthodox Christians, other than Divine Liturgy being longer on Sundays and the Priest constantly droning on and on about Great Lent in his sermons and the announcements after Church, we would hardly ever notice a difference between Great Lent and the rest of the year.

Being True to the True Faith

Mar
02

On the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the first Sunday of Great Lent, the Church proclaims the truth of the Faith. The Church proclaims, “This is the Faith of the Orthodox! This is the Faith of the Apostles! This is the Faith which has established the universe!” What are you doing to be true to the Faith of the Church as revealed by Christ, received and protected by the Holy Apostles, and guided by the Holy Spirit? Are you living as Nathaniel and Philip who went and told their friends about Christ, or are you keeping the truth to yourself?

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Come into the Common Place of Our Heart

Feb
24

On the threshold of Great Lent, the Church calls us to the high calling of forgiveness, but many of us do not fully understand that forgiveness isn’t something we do to others; it is something we experience with others. When we invite others to share the common space of our heart, we share a divine experience following the example of Christ. We cannot fully experience Great Lent without first allowing others into our heart. It is this shared experience that draws us closer to God and each other. It is the common experience we call Orthodox Christianity.

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Absolute Freedom

Feb
09

Saint Paul reminds us, “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful.” (1 Corinthians 6.12) In the Parable of the Prodigal Son, we hear of a father who allows his youngest son to waste his inheritance on loose living with harlots until the son was completely broke and starving. While the son took advantage of his father’s generosity and wasted his life and fortune, the father never stopped loving his son and never stopped waiting for his return.

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Thank God You’re Not like Those Sinners

Feb
02

Where ever you look, you are surrounded by sinners. You spend your days fasting and keeping all the “rules” of the Church, and every night you thank God that you’re not like those sinners you know it the world. Did you ever stop to think, YOU might be sinning? Did you ever consider the YOU were the one that needed to repent? As the Triodion period begins, and Orthodox Christians begin to prepare themselves for the coming of Great and Holy Lent, the Church reminds of the Parable of the Publican and the Pharisee.

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Can You Hear God Calling?

Jan
27

The world is filled with distractions, from busy street sounds to hectic lifestyles, many of which can stop us from hearing God’s voice. The story of Zacchaeus teaches us the benefit of filtering through all the commotion in our life so we can focus on God. Until we can eliminate the clutter from our lives, we will continue to be lost, unable to hear God calling us to safety. The Orthodox Christian way of life offers us an opportunity to learn to filter through these distractions of wealth and comfort, and welcome God into our hearts.

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What do You Know about the Church of the Holy Apostles?

Jan
22

It was so long ago that the Holy Apostles initiated the Holy Traditions that we keep today. Many of us to do not understand why we have certain Holy Traditions, and some even wonder if there is evidence for certain practices in the Bible. NOW you can find the answer. Join us every Wednesday at 7pm for our special Bible study on “The Church of the Holy Apostles: A Bible Study on the Book of Acts” when we will discuss the ancient customs and teachings of the ancient Church.

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We Have Seen the Light

Jan
12

During every Divine Liturgy we sing the words, “We have seen the Light,” but it is what we do AFTER the Divine Liturgy with the Light that really matters. Many who have received the Light of Christ, fail to make good use of the Light in their lives. Some even reject it. Just as with any gift we receive or plan we make, it requires more than just good intentions for us to be successful and for the Light of Christ to grow within our hearts.

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Weekly Audio Podcast

Jan
08

Receive Father Athanasios' weekly sermon downloaded directly to your computer or smart phone using iTunes.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/be-transfigured!/id483295178?mt=2

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House Blessings Begin January 9th

Jan
08

Please contact the office to schedule a house (or business) blessing during the month of January. Father Athanasios will be traveling most evenings and weekends in January to ensure that each home is visited and blessed. This ancient tradition is a special and blessed way to begin the New Year.

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