Loving virtue and not wealth

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It is true that a person’s life is not from one’s possessions or because of having an overabundance. He who is rich toward God is very blessed and has glorious hope. Who is he? Evidently, one who does not love wealth but rather loves virtue, and to whom few things are sufficient. It is one whose hand is open to … Read More

RAISING ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS: TEACHING OUR CHILDREN TO PRAY (Part One)

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I used to have this image of what I thought my children would look like during prayer. They’d be knelt down with their hands neatly folded, eyes closed with a tranquil look upon their faces as they conversed with our Heavenly Father. Something resembling a Precious Moment figurine or like the pictures I’d seen in children’s prayer books. Reality, however, … Read More

Living out the Sweetness of Life

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In my Family note dated September 16th I asked the following question: How do we keep the embittered political discord of our society from entering the life of the Church? As we learn from the Feast of the Exaltation, the bitter waters of the Israelites’ lives were made sweet when the Wood was tossed into the bitter waters of Marah. … Read More