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.

Written on Oct, 16, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

As the Mother of God is for the fearful citizens of Constantinople, we, you, me, can be for all those we meet. But this is only possible if–like the Virgin Mary–I hear the word of God “and keep it.”

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While there’s more work to do, here’s some good economic news from the Brookings Institute: Something of enormous global significance is happening almost without notice. For the first time since agriculture-based civilization began 10,000 years ago, the majority of humankind is no longer poor or vulnerable to falling into poverty. By our calculations, as of this month, just over 50 …

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My article about the Hogar Rafael Ayu and Holy Trinity Orthodox Monastery in Guatemala was just published by the Acton Institute.

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Today, Christ calls us to become fire!

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We usually think about chastity in narrowly sexual terms, I often suggest to people that we think of it in a broader, more anthropological sense.

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… some interesting insights for Orthodox Christians interested in political theology and the Church’s witness in the Public Square.

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As I’ve mentioned before, clergy with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) or even just narcissistic personality traits, can have a devasting effect on a parish and the spiritual lives of parishioners and other clergy. Dealing with clergy suffering with NPD is a challenge and few of us are equipped to do so effectively. This is why I’m posting Anna Kucirkova’s essay What You …

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…many–even most–Orthodox parishes in America, are suffering from the absence of a wholesome, well-balanced but radical commitment to Christ among both the laity and the clergy.

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Writing in today’s Wall Street Journal (Russia Wages a Religious War Against Ukraine), Loyola University Chicago is history professor (and author of “Russia’s 20th Century: A Journey in 100 Histories,” forthcoming from Bloomsbury), Michael Khodarkovsky writes about the conflict between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Ecumenical Throne over the latter’s establishment of an autocephalous (self-governing) Church in Ukraine. Khodarkovsky briefly sketches out the history …

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Too often, Orthodox Christians imagine that conformity to the Tradition of the Church is sufficient for salvation. But it simply isn’t enough to be carried along by Holy Tradition like a stick in a stream.

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