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….
Join Paula and Eleni as they discuss cornerstone marriages v. capstone marriages, expectations and and why God gave us Holy Marriages. The truth is that God gave us Holy Marriages to bring us closer to Him, to be more like Christ and to help each other on the path to[…} Read more….
What are you thinking about right now? What were you mulling over five minutes ago? Before that it was something different, right? So are you thinking about what is actually happening right now or in the back of your mind are you pondering something that has already happened or perhaps[…} Read more….
This Great Lent let us be thankful as we serve joyfully without complaint. Jesus’ visit to the home of Martha and Mary in Bethany teaches us a great deal about joyful service and the power of our thoughts, whether positive or negative, to shape our day. In this Gospel account, we learn that we[…} Read more….
In John 15:15, Christ calls us all His friends. There is an 8th Century Coptic icon hanging in the Louvre in Paris of Abba Menas and Christ which illustrates this verse beautifully. The French call it “Christ and His Friend”. This icon reminds us that Christ is our friend and[…} 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….
Join Paula and Eleni as they discuss encouragement, and the importance of becoming aware of what encourages you and and the what encourages others. Knowing what a big difference encouragement makes in your own life, what can you do to help others “to take heart” when the going gets tough?[…} Read more….
“A friend loves at all times” Proverbs 17:17 In today’s society, social media can make it more challenging than ever for us to be a good friend to each other. How can we focus on caring for our friends? Gossip drives a lot of social media for our teens, sometimes with devastating[…} Read more….
by Angie Nasrallah Mark 16:1-7 (NKJV) 16 Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. 2 Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3 And they said among themselves,[…} Read more….
When I am quiet, don’t take it personally. Hold me, hug me, sit close to me, be kind to me. Trust me, it replenishes me. When I am irritable, find a way to help or pitch in, even though I haven’t asked. It’s not that I am trying to be[…} Read more….
Have you ever thought of chastity as a virtue that gives us greater freedom to love others? Isn’t chastity for repressed, unattractive, joyless old people? The current secular view is that chastity is only about not having sex – which is viewed as unhealthy, and simply too much to ask[…} Read more….