This Week’s Reflection

by Bishop Paul

Reflection for April 17th, 2018

“Why does He eat with tax collectors and sinners?”  And when Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I came not to call the righteous, but sinners” [Mark 2:16-17]. These last lines from Mark, which I had quoted in last week’s entry, are…

The Family

The Orthodox Christian faith considers the family to be a little Church, for it is within the family where real Christian formation takes place.

With that in mind, His Grace, Bishop Paul of Chicago, has envisioned a faith-based effort to provide resources and support for the "little Church".  Orthodox Family Life was created to begin fulfilling that vision.

We will be publishing frequent "Reflections" from Bishop Paul focusing on the family. We encourage thoughtful comments and discussion on these reflections, to better understand the challenges and concerns within families, and offer more resources directed to those challenges.  As we continue to gain momentum, we will add more resources and content to promote spiritually edifying nourishment and growth for families in the faith. 

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  • Reflection for April 10th, 2018 (4)
    • Mark C. Bach Thank you Ms. Sennott! I appreciate your words. You remind me of God's words: "Be still and know that I am God." Continuing from my... – Apr 16, 9:17 PM
    • Stacy Sennott Mark, I can relate to what you are saying. My spouse and I are by no means on opposite ends, but we definitely have different... – Apr 15, 9:03 PM
    • Bishop Paul Gassios Mark Can you tell me something about yourself? I am not quite sure what you are looking for here. My point in this part of... – Apr 15, 3:57 PM