Category : Scripture

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

Based on where God has placed us, we are called to be merciful to those who for all their great talents and abilities, are often as lonely and isolated in their own way as was Lazarus in his. Not all poverty is material. Often it is social, moral and spiritual.

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

God speaks to us in words of chaste affection. This divine flirtation is chaste because God respects our limitations. Unlike the old gods, He doesn’t impose Himself on us. God is not Zeus, the human soul is not Leda.  For all that God loves and desires us to draw close to Him, He is not impatient.

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

Today, Christ calls us to become fire!

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Written on Oct, 01, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

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

…there isn’t a “hard virtue” that doesn’t bear fruit in a “soft virtue.”

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Written on Sep, 17, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

September 16 (O.S., 3) 2018: 16th Sunday after Pentecost; Hieromartyr Anthimus, bishop of Nicomedia. Martyrs Theophilus deacon, Dorotheos, Mardonius, Migdonius, Peter, Indes, Gorgonius, Zeno, the Virgin Domna, and Euthymius (302). St. Theoctistus (467), fellow-faster with St. Euthymius the Great. St. Phoebe, deaconess at Cenchreae near Corinth (1st c.). Martyr Basilissa of Nicomedia (309). Hieromartyr Aristion, bishop of Alexandria, in Syria …

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Written on Sep, 14, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Is there anyone you hate so much that you would see them enslaved by the same self-hatred that afflicts you?

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Written on Sep, 04, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

We all of us have a vocation!

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Written on Aug, 29, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

I am not the owner or source of grace but its steward.

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