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In the Orthodox Church, there are moments when the perception of God’s presence and actions feels more pronounced. Orthodox Christians call these events Holy Sacraments or Holy Mysteries. Not only do the Sacraments reveal God to us, but they also make us receptive to Him. They affect our personal relationships
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Many who inquire into the Orthodox Church find so many things they appreciate. The beautiful architecture, the lovely music, the feeling of timelessness and presence of Tradition. But one of the so-called “deal breakers” for many Protestant Christians interested in the Orthodox Church is the practice of praying to saints.
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Christmas. It’s a time of joy, wonder, and excitement. Of presents and tinsel and cookies and snow. But for Christians, the Christmas season means far more. It celebrates the birth of our Savior, the Incarnation of the Son of God. The True Miracle of Christmas …a Virgin shall be with
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The Old Testament Prophet Isaiah tells us fasting will “loose the bonds of wickedness.” It helps free us from sin and from the clutches of other gods. Isaiah likens fasting in the Orthodox Church to sharing with the hungry and caring for others, homeless, poor, naked, imprisoned, and thirsty. When
Spiritual Life  
Over the years, the word evangelization has taken on many different meanings, some of them negative. For some, it evokes images of overly persistent individuals ringing doorbells or preaching on busy downtown street corners. “Does this mean we have to start visiting people in their homes to get them to
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