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The Bitter Pill That Heals

mp3 Audio: 2015_05_02-Fr_Joseph-The_Bitter_Pill_That_Heals.mp3 This lesson was taught by Father Joseph Gleason on Saturday evening, May 2, 2015, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois. Transcription by Maria Powell of Dormition Text Services Christ is Risen! -Indeed He is Risen! … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Joseph – “We have to build a monastic life”

Metropolitan Joseph: “we have to build a monastic life”  (AFR) – Archbishop Joseph delivers his inaugural comments at the Parish Life Conference for the Western Diocese of the Antiochian Archdiocese in San Francisco, California, after being named Metropolitan by Patriarch John … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 39,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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Ignoring the Biggest Massacre of Syrian Christians so far

Our rationalism and our humanity — products of Christian civilisation — are discarded as we ignore the horror of the brutal persecution of Christians in Syria and beyond Article by Raymond Ibrahim The worst massacre of Christians in Syria so … Continue reading

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Breath of Heaven – with sign language (ASL)

A talented lady who is a member of our local Orthodox Church:

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Western Rite Christmas Chant

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Orthodoxy is Not Merely Intellectual

When talking about intellectual knowledge, people usually imply comprehension and a certain sense of ownership—a man spends a great deal of time with an object of study, until he understands it so well that he can articulate details about every … Continue reading

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What is Apophatic Theology?

What is apophatic theology, and how does it differ from Western philosophy?  In order to participate in apophatic theology, why are holiness and purity of heart needed?  And why is total ignorance a necessary aspect of experiencing God? The necessity … Continue reading

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If Justin Bieber was a Shakespeare fan . . .

Yahoo Voices just approved my first article for publication on their website . . . http://voices.yahoo.com/if-justin-bieber-was-shakespeare-fan-10908367.html?cat=47

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,600 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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