Category : Formation

Written on Feb, 28, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

The Orthodox ascetical ethos does not know division and dualism; it does not reject life, but rather transforms it. The dualistic vision and denial of the world is not a Christian concept. Genuine asceticism is luminous and charitable

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Written on Feb, 06, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

I think APA Guidelines go wrong is that those who developed them seem not to even consider the positive qualities of the traditional view of masculinity. Besides reason gender ideology, I think they didn’t because psychology–as a discipline–tends to shy away from considering any tradition as helpful.

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Written on Feb, 04, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Did an interview recently with Brooke Taylor of Good Things Radio a Catholic podcast about “the good that life has to offer while going through the joys and challenges of parenthood, married life, cooking, pop culture, friendship.” Take a listen as Brooke and I talk about asceticism! In Christ, +Fr Gregory

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Written on Dec, 11, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

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

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Written on Dec, 10, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

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

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

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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Written on Dec, 05, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

… 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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Written on Dec, 04, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

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

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Written on Dec, 03, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

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

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

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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