Why Orthodox Christians Should Do Their Genealogy

The theology of the Orthodox Church makes a good case for why every Orthodox Christian should study his or her family history.

Health and Human Rights in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS: A Modern-Day Civil Rights Struggle

As Orthodox Christians, we are charged with viewing people of all races equally, both under God as well as societally. This stems not from political opinion, but rather our shared view that we are...

Sowing Kernels of Truth

"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant."

When it Comes to Racism, Start with the Person in the Mirror

“Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First, remove the...

An Orthodox Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

Each year, we make lofty resolutions we hope to keep. What should Orthodox Christians keep in mind at the start of the new year?

Stop Saying it's Okay: A Lesson in Forgiveness

As St. Dionysios showed us, forgiveness does not have to come with the reassurance of saying “it’s okay.” Forgiveness is enough in itself.

Why Jesus Came at Christmas

Why do we celebrate Christmas every year? Jesus gives several reasons why He came into the world.

Arduous Journeys Across Seas and Deserts

Let’s say you had to move away. Actually, let’s say you had to move far away—like, outside-of-your-country far away. In this scenario, the economy has gotten so bad that nobody—not...

Three Lessons from Saint Porphyrios

Saint Porphyrios is a modern saint who speaks to our society today. Here are three lessons that can help us in our relationship with Christ.

Life Lessons from "This Is Us" - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

If we want our children and families to grow in their likeness to Christ, then we must pursue that path ourselves.

This is a Manhattan Bound N Train

The next stop is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Saving Room for Christ

The Advent season is filled with so much commotion that we can fill up on Christmastime and forget to save room for Christ.

St. Nicholas and the Spirit of Charity and Giving

  St. Nicholas is undoubtedly one of the most well-known and beloved Christian saints. Universally venerated among traditional Christian denominations, one would be hard pressed...

Non-Orthodox Observers at HGC Were Moved by the Conciliarity and Spirituality in Orthodoxy

Non-Orthodox Observers were moved by what they observed at the opening and closing sessions of the Holy and Great Council and were impressed with what they learned from their discussions on Crete.

An Accessible World For All

Urbanization is among the most impactful global trends of the past century, resulting in a growing share of the population living in urban areas. This transformative force impacts both the...

Writing History With H.A.H. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

History is a process which starts from an event, entering memory before being written down through a painstaking effort of abstraction. In the case of Fr. John Chryssavgis’s book, the event is a...

Greek-American Hierarchs Put HGC into Perspective

Being able to witness the historic gathering of Orthodox hierarchs and other representatives of our Faith at Holy and Great Council (HGC) last summer is one of the things I express thanks for at...

Finally, A Blog Post About Zelda - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

Video games are fun, but not only because they provide great entertainment. They speak to our desire to participate in a story that is bigger than we are: God's Story.

Giving Thanks Even During the Holidays

The holidays can be a challenge for many of us. Here are three things that we can do to give thanks when we struggle to find the words.

Break the Taboo: A Call for Access to Clean Water and Sanitation Facilities for All

We all take things for granted. Take a second and think about the daily activities that occur or exist without thought, or with scant attention being paid to them. This might be the ability to...

"Sit Up Straight" and Other Reminders

Has anyone ever jabbed their hand in between your shoulder blades as a not-so-subtle reminder to stand up straighter? If not, then congratulations, you probably have good posture. ...

Orthodox Christians, Politics, and Life After Election 2016

How do Orthodox Christians relate to our political leaders, and how do we move on after a divisive presidential election?

Dancing Anxiously at Life's Circumference

Often we get distracted by the outside circumstances of our lives, and we lose focus on Christ at the Center.

Sisterhood of Presbyteres Meeting Reveals a Spiritual Family

The National Sisterhood of Presbyteres (NSP) held their biennial meeting on July 4 at the Clergy - Laity Congress in Nashville, TN.

HCHC Alumni Reception at the Clergy-Laity Congress: Warmth and Illumination

Led by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, one speaker after another expressed his pride in the dedication and achievements of the Archdiocese's clergy at the reception for...
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