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Engaging Parents with Religious Education

I have the impression that most parents don’t have a good idea about how much work is involved in organizing a Sunday Church school class and, especially, what kind of learning is occurring in...

Back to Sunday School Planning

The onslaught of  “back-to-school” newspaper ads and television commercials has begun. The beginning of another school year is just around the corner. The time has also begun to plan for...

Prepare by looking back

Prepare by looking back It’s the middle of July and in about six weeks, Sunday Church School at your parish may already be underway, or getting ready to begin another year.  There are...

Discussing Religious Difference

With the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Pope meeting in Jerusalem May 23-27, 2014  (for more information go to www.apostolicpilgrimage.org/ and blogs.goarch.org/), the issue of religious...

Short Overview: Orthodox/Catholic History

In this post, we’ll give a short overview of the history behind the meeting

Fasting from Technology: A Lenten Discipline and Much Harder than Giving Up Cheeseburgers!

Fasting during Great Lent is one of the oldest practices of the Christian Church. Of course, fasting predates Christianity and virtually all religions practice some form of fasting from food. ...

Seeing God

It’s easy to see the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, celebrated on Feb. 2, as a lovely scene of domestic bliss. Joseph and Mary bring the newborn Jesus, now 40-days-old to the Temple. Our...

What do we mean by "Living Tradition"?

We often say that the Orthodox Tradition is a "living tradition."  But what does that really mean? We have to admit that the definition might elude us.  This recent experience led me...

September 1 The Day of the Environment

Since 1989, the Ecumenical Patriarchate has called September 1 , the Day for the Protection of the Environment. In the annual encyclical of the Ecumenical Patriarch, His All-Holiness uses the...

The Summer Feasts

The Summer Feasts With Pentecost on the horizon on June 23 and the Feast of All Saints (which closes the Pentecostarion, the liturgical book in use from Pascha) and the Feast of Sts. Peter...

After Graduation

After the Graduation Party As a little tangent from our Lenten reflections, I'd like to pass along an idea that was shared with me recently (thanks to Kay Nicolakis of Peabody, MA for this...

Lamb of God

We will hear the phrase “lamb of God” as we approach Holy Week. It has deep roots in the Old and New Testaments. For Christians, it connects to theological questions about the meaning of...

Worship in Lent

Worship in Lent During Great Lent, the worship patterns of the Church change dramatically. There are no weekday Divine Liturgies, except for the Feast of the Annunciation should it fall...

Layers in Lent

Layers in Lent With the beginning of Great Lent, Orthodox Christians will experience many services, listen to many readings, and experience things that only occur once a year. Paying...

Date of Pascha

I'm sure an important question that will be raised this year by students and others is, "Why is Easter/Pascha so late this year?" Orthodox Christians begin the Triodion this weekend. The...

Titles of Saints

Looks at the titles of saints. What do they tell us about the saint?

St Photios the Great

February 6 is the Feast of St. Photios the Great.
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