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Drowning Demons - Fifth Sunday of Matthew

Sometimes it's really easy to point fingers when we disagree with others. But maybe the easy thing to do isn't the right thing to do.

Don't Tell Me What I Can't Do - Fourth Sunday of Matthew

None of us likes to be told "No," but maybe taking commands is truly a test of faith.

Returning Home

Are we calling our young adults home?

Frozen Yogurt, Fatherhood, and Fear - Third Sunday of Matthew

There's a lot to be afraid of in this world, but this Sunday, Christ will ask us to let it all go. Can you?

Gone Fishin' - Second Sunday of Matthew

The fishermen gave up everything they knew to follow Christ; what will you do when He invites you to do the same?

Simply Ordinary - Sunday of All Saints

Sometimes it's easy to get overwhelmed at the prospect of being a Saint, but perhaps sainthood is nearer than we think.

Orthodox Geology 101: Wind, Fire, Water, and You – Sunday of Pentecost

This Sunday God sends His Holy Spirit upon the apostles and upon us, and He does so unto the transformation our our lives.

I'm Just Gonna Shave, Shave, Shave...Shave It Off – Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

When God comes close to us, it may make us a bit uncomfortable. Is it perhaps because He shows us a bit too much about being ourselves?

The Lame Blame Game - Sunday of the Blind Man

Bad things happen, and sometimes we can't know why. But God promises that He will act one day, even if we have to wait a while.

Blinded by the Light - Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Meeting Christ turns on the light in our hearts, which is great...but then we find the mess that needs some attention.

I'm a Great Guy...Right? - Sunday of the Paralytic

This Sunday, Christ stands before us and asks us a direct question – Do you want to be healed? – and sometimes our answer to that might surprise us.

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
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