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Regarding the Transfiguration

By Fr. Steven Allen of Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Saint Claire Shores, MI The Great Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, which we will celebrate this month, reveals to us the solution for the disorder of our … Continue reading

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A Blessed Holy Week and Pascha

To all the readers of this blog, I wish you all a blessed Holy Week and Pascha.  For those readers who are not familiar with Orthodox Christianity, we celebrate Holy Week this week, with Pascha this coming Sunday (April 15th … Continue reading

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Kali Sarakosti!

Fr Steven Allen wrote a pastoral message for Great Lent in 2007 exhorting us to strive for our salvation, negating the modern belief that salvation will come easily for us.  Let us remember that our salvation requires more than just … Continue reading

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Overcoming Our Fears Through Christ

Fear, although a normal part of life that prevents us from acting irrationally, can also prevent us from doing that which is necessary if we allow it to take control of our life and prevent us from acting when necessary. … Continue reading

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Labors of Love

Laboring for both the Church and for others requires great self-sacrifice, but it will not be forgotten by God.  We must remember Christ’s words in Matthew 25:40: “And the King shall answer and say unto them, ‘Verily I say unto … Continue reading

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The Prayer of Saint Ephraim

Prayer and humility are always important aspects of living life as an Orthodox Christian, but it is even more important for Orthodox Christians to pray and practice humility during Great Lent, a time of repentance in preparation for the Resurrection … Continue reading

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A Good End

We know that we should live our lives like the saints did, yet it may sometimes be difficult for us to relate to the saints since many of them lived hundreds of years ago in a different era.  Yet, here … Continue reading

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