May is the month we honor our mothers and offer our thanks for their love, their sacrifice, and their steadfast commitment. We carefully choose flowers and greeting cards to express our sentiments. Family members often surprise mothers by making dinner reservations at “Mom’s favorite restaurant,” or assigning family members to[…} Read more….
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Fr. George Tsahakis
Glory to God… Great & Holy Pascha has arrived. Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! In the days ahead, as we celebrate with joy the “Good News” of our Risen Lord, I express my hope and prayer that we can help our family members and ourselves to “let go…[…} Read more….
Keep watching… soon, we will be celebrating the resurrection of our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ. As we approach Holy and Great Pascha, the theme of resurrection is brought up and emphasized. Just as Christ resurrected Himself, He has promised to resurrect those who believe and choose to be[…} Read more….
As pilgrims on our journey leading to Holy Week and Great and Holy Pascha, spiritual choruses summon us to slow down our normally busy daily activities. They remind us that if we wish to participate in the fullness of the lenten spring underway, we are required to lay aside ordinary[…} Read more….
When I reflect on this majestic sunset, I thank God for this striking tree line aflame with red and golden hued-leaves. Enhanced by the waning sun and the dark green background of Maine evergreens, it brings to mind the splendid imagery of the Shepherd King, David, in the Old Testament,[…} Read more….
One recent fall afternoon, I had the great fortune to walk along the shore of a quiet seaside town in mid-coast Maine. There were different types of boats and buoys in the quiet harbor. The impressive autumn foliage at water’s edge framed a remarkable panoramic view. The scene filled me[…} Read more….
Walking along Cape Elizabeth, south of Portland, Maine, I recently encountered up close a friendly sea gull. It wasn’t afraid because it had grown accustomed to visitors feeding the bird the leftovers from their lunch. In nature, sea gulls eat live food or scavenge for crabs and small fish. Gulls[…} Read more….
Sunrises inspire us to look skyward and outside of ourselves. They encompass the visible world for as far as we can see. Sunrises cannot be created by us; they transcend our everyday spatial associations. They cause us to wonder and be thankful that we are alive. They lead us to[…} Read more….
Growing up, I often heard senior family members encourage less experienced youth to “Stop, and take time to smell the roses.” Teachers would repeat the expression to motivate pupils to look beyond their immediate focus, which ultimately would bring new insights. Parents and counselors used it to inspire us to[…} Read more….
Our children are full of questions… “Why does the wind blow?” “Where do clouds come from?” “What makes a rainbow?” As parents, we are challenged to help them understand and learn. Often, we wish we had more religious resources to offer to our families. Toward that aim, His Eminence Metropolitan[…} Read more….
Two words that can change a mood instantly are “thank you.” In fact, growing up in the ‘60s, I learned that by not offering these words after receiving a kind gesture or word from others, others might surmise I lacked a proper upbringing. For my parents, that would have been[…} Read more….
Readers may recall the last two weeks I have witnessed how others can inspire our spiritual journey. I now turn to you… and invite you to reflect inwardly and seek God’s direction to answer the question: “What Journey Am I On?” Before dismissing this workout, I offer as a starting[…} Read more….