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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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 person, the memory is an inspiration, and history is the global destiny of H.A.H. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, to whom this biography is consecrated. A quote from Churchill used in the book - “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see” – echoes a central aspect of the Ecumenical Patriarch’s identity: he stands at the crossroads of past and future, leading the Orthodox Church into the third millennium, reminding the world of the eschatological nature of the Church: at the crossroads of time, but also of space, “being in the world, yet not of the world.”
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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 Thanksgiving dinner.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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"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. ...
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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 alumni of Hellenic College/Holy Cross on July 5
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The Dedication and Work of the Archons is More Important than Ever

During the reception hostged by the Archons before the opening of the 2016 Clergy-Laity-Congresss, Archbishop Demetrios of America called upon God to continue to bless the Archons for their “terrific work” of supporting and defending the Mother Church."
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Gifts of Christmas Remind of Philoptochos Giving

Archbishop Demetrios was among those who sang the praises of the leading lights of the Philoptochos society during the 2016 Clergy-Laity Congress, The theme of the Agape breakfast where nine outstanding women were honored was “All Generations Accomplishing Philanthropic Endeavors.”
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On God and Gilmore Girls

"So, it's a show?" "It's a lifestyle." "It's a religion."
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Young Stewards Shined LIke the Star of Bethlehem at the Holy and Great Council

Some of the remarkable young men and women who served as stewards at the Holy and Great Council share their experiences and tell of what it meant for them to be part of Orthodox Church history on Crete.
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A Church for Healing

Jesus was known as a healer, but does He still heal today?
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"Cubs Win!" and Other Election Day Thoughts - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

The Cubs won! And today, someone will win the presidency. Let's hold fast to the hope that our King is coming, no matter what happens in the polls.
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The Benefits of Time Travel

When I first heard about the app “Timehop,” I had really mixed feelings.   If you haven’t heard of it, it does what it sounds like: hops through time. It pools together a...
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