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More Than A Feeling - Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

Sometimes our passionate love for God fades, but the call is to the steadfast ministry of the Myrrh-Bearing Women, who we commemorate this Sunday.

Overcoming Emptiness - Holy Week and Pascha

In the Resurrection, we can look back on the Cross (and the pain of our own lives) and find meaning.

Mission: Impossible - Saturday of Lazarus and Palm Sunday

Christ could have healed Lazarus. Instead, He waited until He was dead, and did something no one could have predicted.

So Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want - Sunday of St Mary of Egypt

As Great Lent begins drawing to a close, the Sunday of St Mary of Egypt brings together what we've learned so.

I Started at the Bottom...I'm Nowhere Near the Top - Sunday of St John Climacus

We're more than halfway through the Great Fast, and we probably haven't made as much progress as we'd like.

Let the #Hangry Rejoice! - Sunday of the Holy Cross

We can be led astray and make fasting about ourselves. The Sunday of the Cross helps point us back in the right direction.

Knowing God - Sunday of Saint Gregory Palamas

As St Gregory Palamas taught, it is possible to know God in an intimate and mysterious way. And thank God for it!

Icons of the Icon - Sunday of Orthodoxy

We celebrate icons on the Sunday of Orthodoxy because Christ is the Icon of God the Father, and we in turn are icons of Christ.

Podcast Monday - OCF Real Break

A look at the incredible work being done on OCF's Real Break trips.

Fasting and the Body

A look at how fasting affects our bodies, and our perception.

Welcome to the New Home of "The Ladder"

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,  We're happy to announce that our Y2AM blog, The Ladder, has moved to the new GOA blog page!   We're currently in the process of migrating old...

Behold Your Mother

A lot of things about the Church, which seem so natural to us, can appear strange to someone who isn't Orthodox.  After all, there are only about 1 million Orthodox in the US.  Not...

Controlling our Technological Selves

As parents, we need to set the example of proper tech use for our children

The Real World

If you've never been to an Orthodox summer camp, the enthusiasm and deep feelings they inspire may be a little hard to understand.  At the close of a session, you often see both campers and...

What Does it Mean to "Go" to Church?

We've all heard the expression: Go to Church .   But is Church simply a place I go ?  The answer to that is pretty straightforward: no.   Before we go any...

In Whose Image?

I know of no one who has done more for humanity than Jesus. In fact, there is nothing wrong with Christianity . . .  The trouble is with you Christians. You do not begin to live up to...

The Easy Way

I didn't draw attention to the matter particularly.  If you make someone actually aware of his fault, this provokes a reaction in him that makes him unable to give it up later . . . And...

Throwing Stones

No conversation happens in a vacuum.  Words spoken long ago continue to echo in our minds long after they're articulated.  When I speak to you today, you're not simply hearing me and...
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