Written on May, 17, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

…and so is commenting So, if you’re reading this blog and find what I post here interesting, please considering using the various sharing buttons to let other people know. It would also help me if you let a comment on a post you liked or used the rating stars to give me some feedback. Thank you! In Christ, +Fr Gregory

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Written on Apr, 14, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

…True peace, “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding” that guards our “hearts and minds” (Philippians 4:7, NKJV) comes only when we are faithful to our personal vocations.

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Written on Apr, 07, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

The Mother of God an icon of the faithful, loving and rational disciple of Christ. In her faith and reason, charity and prudence are not only in harmony with each other but also at the service of the Gospel.

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Written on Mar, 20, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

If our willingness to forgive others is evidence of the truth of the Resurrection then joy is the evidence of the sincerity of our forgiveness.

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Written on Mar, 11, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

,,,today we approach each other with a generous, forgiving and repentant heart for the small offenses we have given and received.

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Written on Mar, 05, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

As we prepare to begin the Great Fast, let us not lose sight of the fact that we are getting ready not simply to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ but moving toward the Last Judgment, for that Great Day when “God will wipe away every tear” and when “there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things” the lies and the shame of sin, will “have passed away.”

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Written on Feb, 28, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

The Orthodox ascetical ethos does not know division and dualism; it does not reject life, but rather transforms it. The dualistic vision and denial of the world is not a Christian concept. Genuine asceticism is luminous and charitable

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Written on Feb, 26, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

At its core, repentance is an epiphany of human dignity and our entrance into a life of freedom.

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Written on Feb, 18, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Beloved in the Lord: CHRIST IS AMONG US! To the God-beloved Pastors, Monastics, and all Faithful Children of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the Diaspora and Ukraine, The Holy and Sacred Season of Great Lent is upon us! Each year, the Church offers us the Lenten season as a time of repentance and renewal. As for us, Orthodox Christians, the contemplation on this …

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Written on Feb, 07, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

The recent conviction of a Jehovah’s Witness of “religious extremism” by a Russian court is an opportunity for the Orthodox Church of Russia to re-affirm its commitment to religious freedom.

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Written on Feb, 06, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

I think APA Guidelines go wrong is that those who developed them seem not to even consider the positive qualities of the traditional view of masculinity. Besides reason gender ideology, I think they didn’t because psychology–as a discipline–tends to shy away from considering any tradition as helpful.

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