Day 13 – Gratitude

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The topic for tomorrow – Day 13 – Thurs. Nov. 27 of the 2014 30 (40) Days of Blogging Challenge is GRATITUDE Happy Thanksgiving Day! It wasn't really a surprise, now, was it? ... More...

Attending Church: Part 1

Holy week

by St. John Chrysostom Churches are spiritual ports Churches resemble ports in the ocean, which God has placed in cities—spiritual ports, wherein whoever of us takes refuge finds indescribable calmness of soul, made dizzy from worldly business. And precisely as a calm and waveless port offers safety to the boats docked there, so also the Church saves from the storm of earthly cares whoever ... More...

St. John Chrysostom for the 21st Century

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  by Fr. Josiah Trenham Originally, we published this outstanding presentation four years ago. It is very worth a read at this time in the history of the Church. This presentation was an address delivered at a Convocation of the Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA on November 10th, 2007, and at the Pan-Orthodox Clergy Synaxis at Saint ... More...

Day 12 – The Spiritual Necessity of Tithing & Almsgiving

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The topic for tomorrow – Day 12 – Wed. Nov. 26 of the 2014 30 (40) Days of Blogging Challenge is The Necessity of Tithing & Almsgiving Now here's the kicker - don't blog on why one should tithe first fruits, give offerings above the tithe, and offer alms for the poor. That's been done to death. Instead, blog about why it is a necessity, and what is lost when it is ignored. What is lacking ... More...

Day 11 – Dogs

Some dogs are not as brave as others.

The topic for tomorrow – Day 11 – Tues. Nov. 25 of the 2014 30 (40) Days of Blogging Challenge is DOGS Man's Best Friend! Now, being a document from the Middle East, where dogs are not highly favored, the Bible has some harsh words about dogs. Why? Well, if you know anything about dogs, you know that they can revert to pack mentality very quickly (this author once saw a pack of formerly ... More...