Category Archives: Contraception

Birth Control ==> Abortion ==> Gay Marriage

Birth Control ==> Abortion ==> Gay Marriage As an Orthodox Priest, I can confidently say that there is a logical progression. All three of these things are connected. The Supreme Court legalized birth control in 1965 and 1972. The Supreme … Continue reading

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Sacred Seed, Sacred Chamber

Marriage is a sacrament, children are a blessing, and the Christian home has always been a prime source of Church growth. By raising up godly children, souls are added to the Church, future priests and monastics are born, and the population of heaven … Continue reading

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Jesus Calls Our Children

Jesus said, “Let the little children come unto me.” (Matthew 19:14 / Mark 10:14 / Luke 18:16) St. Nikolai Velimirovic offers a reflection on the words of Christ: “It is not without a deep prophetic significance that Christ asked children … Continue reading

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Demographic Winter – the decline of the human family

One of the most ominous dramas of modern times is quietly unfolding. Below replacement fertility rates in many countries and the decline of the natural family are leading us to a demographic “tipping point” . . . . How do … Continue reading

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Celebrating Every Conception

MP3 Audio:  WS330319_Dn-Joseph_Conception-of-the-BVM-2013.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday Morning, December 8, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Today we celebrate the Second Sunday in Advent, and the Conception of the Blessed Virgin … Continue reading

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Five Violations of Birth Control and Abortion

An excerpt from Fr. Josiah Trenham’s new book on St. John Chrysostom: St. John [Chrysostom] enjoyed the privilege of a thoroughgoing Greek education, which included a far greater emphasis on medical knowledge than does general education today. He was well aware … Continue reading

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God’s Purpose for Marriage

Michael and Alayna Alayna was the lovely daughter of a successful farmer. Very modest and just a little shy, she grew up in a small town, and went to the same school her entire life. When she was a senior … Continue reading

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Birth Control and the Supreme Court

Sometimes the Church and the World both recognize the same underlying truths, even if they radically disagree over how to respond to that truth. The Orthodox Church and the Supreme Court both agree that there is a direct link between … Continue reading

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Sexuality, Virginity, and Marriage

What does the Church teach about the origin of sex? What does the Church teach about the purposes of sex? What does the Church teach about contraception & birth control? What does the Church teach about sex at different stages … Continue reading

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The Virginity of Mary

MP3 Audio:  WS330324_Dn-Joseph_Virginity-of-Mary.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, December 29, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading:  Matthew 1:18-25 For 2000 years, the Church has taught the perpetual virginity of … Continue reading

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