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

At Acton’s PowerBlog I have a review of  The Idols of Our Age: How the Religion of Humanity Subverts Christianity (Encounter Books, 2018), by Daniel J. Mahoney.

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Like their secular counterparts, Orthodox Christians can easily be swept away by a “zealotry … fueled by … their psychological wounds.” Safe behind a computer screen, they can (and do) give vent to their angry–rage really– and attack others.

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

Wherein I defend the idea, the fathers are insufficient.

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Written on Feb, 04, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Did an interview recently with Brooke Taylor of Good Things Radio a Catholic podcast about “the good that life has to offer while going through the joys and challenges of parenthood, married life, cooking, pop culture, friendship.” Take a listen as Brooke and I talk about asceticism! In Christ, +Fr Gregory

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