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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St Matthew’s account of our Savior’s birth is drenched in violence.

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Written on Dec, 19, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

The Acton Insitute’s Fr Robert Sirico has a beautiful reflection on Christmas. It is offered here in its entirety and without comment beyond my recommendation that you read it. In Christ, +Fr Gregory   (Acton Institute) Although the word nostalgia can be used to express a bittersweet longing for some pleasant remembrance of one’s past, it is safe to say that …

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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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