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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The Palamas Institute for Orthodox Christian Pastoral Studies  is a program of adult faith formation and lay ministry training that provides Orthodox Christians and other interested Christians with the intellectual and practical tools need to live a vibrant life in Christian.  This life begins with a solid foundation in Sacred Scripture, dogmatic theology, liturgical and ascetical theology, as well as …

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..when we enter a voting booth we aren’t choosing a pastor. To argue based on this that character doesn’t matter or that policy matters more, is simply wrongheaded. We must elect morally good men and women to hold political office. If we don’t, then even good and just laws will prove to be insufficient. When we entrust good laws to the care of bad leaders show we are worse than slaves; we are fools.

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David French makes a salient point about the underlying reason for the current epidemic of sexual misconduct allegations against prominent me: Given the reality of male human nature, I can think of few cultural messages more destructive — more enabling for sexual predators — than the sexual-revolution ethics that urge indulgence, that often describe sexual relationships as the object of …

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Written on Dec, 07, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

By its nature, Christian marriage isn’t simply a personal vocation (and all vocations are personal). It is also a call to marry a particular person. This makes it a shared vocation. No one has a vocation to be married in general. Christ calls a person to marry this person, at this time in their lives.

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(Cafe Hayek) Tariffs proved wonderfully attractive to those who benefitted from them. Farmers who grew wool were protected against the harsh wind of foreign competition. So were planters who grew cotton. Both thereby increased their profits. Capitalists and workers in the iron industry, as in pottery, coal, vinegar, candy, and paper production, enjoyed tariff rates that ran to 50 and …

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Sunday, 3 December (November 20, OS) 2017: Forefeast of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple. Ven. Gregory Decapolites (816). St. Proclus, Archbishop of Constantinople (447). Martyr Dasius (303). Martyrs Eustace, Thespesius, and Anatolius of Nicaea (312). Hieromartyrs Nerses and Joseph; and John, Saverius, Isaac, and Hypatius, bishops of Persia; Martyrs Azades, Sasonius, Thecla, and Anna (343). …

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From Mark Judge at Acculturated.com: We’ve all seen it. And heard it. You’re in a restaurant. There’s a man there with his girlfriend. As people are eating and socializing, you can’t help but notice. When the man tries to speak, he is cut off by his girlfriend. She mocks him when he tells a story that might make him look …

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November 26 (November 13, OS), 2017: 25th Sunday after Pentecost (Tone 8): St. John Chrysostom, archbishop of Constantinople (407); Martyrs Antoninus, Nicephorus, and Germanus of Caesarea in Palestine (308). Martyr Manetha of Caesarea in Palestine (308). Ss Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Orthodox Mission Madison, WI Epistle: Ephesians 4:1-6/Hebrews 7:26–8:2 Gospel: Luke 10:25-37/John 10:9-16 Today the Church commemorates our father among …

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Written on Nov, 21, 2017 by in | 1 Comment.

Confession, in other words, is never simply about my sin. It is rather part of our shared journey as brothers and sisters in Christ. Yes, we each have our own role. But priest and penitent need each other and neither can be who they are called to be in Christ without the other.

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When we receive the Eucharist, together with Christ we receive our own lives as well but as they have been made new by grace. This is what we are preparing to do when we celebrate the Eucharist and this is what we do when we receive Holy Communion.

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Written on Nov, 17, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

Preaching notes based on the lectures of Fr Richard Byrne, O.C.S.O., Ph.D. at Duquense University.

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