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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When I was a boy there was a PSA that was broadcast with some regularity on TV. A series of photos were shown depicting men, women, and children of different ages and ethnicities. All this was done while the signs get sang “VD is for everybody.” The ’60s were an odd time to be a child. Anyway, whatever one thinks …

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Living in Madison has brought home to me how fragile is the American body politic. People here assume, for example, that I don’t want to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding because I hate gay people. Those on the other side, assume that people who want me to bake the cake hate Christians. Of course, I’m a priest and …

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It is more complicated than Left vs Right (as the Goldman suggests) since there are similar signs on both side, I think he is fundamentally correct when he writes that Emil Durkheim’s 1897 diagnosis of “anomic suicide” describes the Columbine perpetrators as well as the 2016 San Bernardino attack by Muslim fanatics, the “right-wing” shooter in El Paso and the …

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The State of Wisconsin is presuming to intrude on the relationship between priest and penitent by requiring priests report allegations of child abuse that are heard in confession

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Remember Jesus.

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Listen to Jesus.

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Our task as Orthodox Christians is to first accept God’s love in Jesus Christ of us and then to help others see that they too are loved by Him. Everything else we do, good as it is in itself, serves these two goals.

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To be truly free means to do the will of God; nothing more and certainly nothing less.

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If our ancestors in the faith could become saints in their circumstances so can we. If being American, with all its opportunities and temptations, was not for them an obstacle to faith in Jesus Christ and holiness, can it be any different for us who live in Madison?

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Unlike the disciples on that first Pentecost, not only do we often fail to begin the evangelical work at the beginning–that Jesus loves us–we often speak to peoples whose hearts–unlike the hearts of the “Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven” in Jerusalem–are not ready to hear the Gospel.

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