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 Aug, 13, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Like the wicked servant, there are those who think human rights “ free” them from the Gospel.

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Written on Aug, 08, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Fr. Anthony and Fr. Gregory continue their discussion on personalities and the priesthood, focusing primarily on the attributes/predispositions of agreeableness and openness. Along the way, they end up talking about Jung, Flannery O’Connor, and Jordan Peterson. Enjoy the show! http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/goodguys/fr._gregory_jensen_on_personality_types_and_spirituality

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Written on Aug, 06, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Sometimes along with the good we intend, we end up doing harm we don’t intend but nevertheless do.

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Today God calls us to be men and women of intense prayer. Not only the formal prayer found in books but the quiet prayer of the heart.

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To refuse to work together with the whole Church is to pursue my own salvation while neglecting your salvation.

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Written on Jul, 30, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

I’m looking to rent a space near UW-Madison for a church. Any suggestions? For the last several months, the mission I serve (Ss Cyril & Methodius) has been meeting Sunday mornings in a space we rent from the Lutheran campus ministry program at UW. They have been nothing but wonderful hosts but I would like the parish to start the …

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Written on Jul, 24, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Working together doesn’t mean I tell you what to do or you tell me what today. Rather, we are to help each other pursue the work God has called each of us to accomplish in this life.

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

In the full sense, hospitality means dedicating ourselves personally and as a community to fostering each other’s vocation. This is why St Paul tells us to “receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God.”

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Written on Jul, 09, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Our vocation is not a predetermined “slot” or “job” or even “office” in the Church. Rather it emerges slowly as we exercise the gifts given in baptism.

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Written on Jul, 02, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

The besetting sin, if I may speak boldly, of Orthodoxy in America, is that too often, we tell the laity to leave their professional and technical competencies at the door to the Church.

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