Author : Fr Gregory Jensen

Together with my wife Mary, I entered the Orthodox Church on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos (15 August) in 1991. On the feast of st Nicholas (6 December 1996) I was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Eminence Metropolitan MAXIMOS at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Pittsburgh, PA.

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What does matter is that you commit to not lying, to not doing what you know to be morally wrong.

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Together with baptism, a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the starting point of our life in Christ.

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It’s better to think of your priest not as a spiritual father along the monastic lines but as a coach.

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… in the hands of an inexperienced or ill-prepared priest, obedience is a recipe for great and lasting harm for the layperson, the parish and the priest himself.

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…we corrupt families and parishes, when we make monastic life the model for our life in Christ.

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Orthodox Christians tend to overemphasize the therapeutic nature of salvation at the expense of our own moral and legal tradition. 

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…how many of our neighbors live not such much indifferent to God as unaware of His presence in their lives? As a consequence, they never know that they are loved by the Creator of the Universe?

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Here’s the thing about being merciful; it’s often inconvenient.

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Here’s the video of my talk earlier this month in Grand Rapids. It was sponsored by the Alliance of Orthodox Christians, a non-profit Orthodox lay ministry devoted to lay spiritual formation and catechesis.

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Like the world around us, the life of the Church has always been marred by conflict. But where those in the world respond to strife with hatred and even violence, Christians forgive one another.

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