Often the Orthodox Church is criticized for practicing what is sometimes called "closed communion," which means only Orthodox Christians are permitted to receive the Eucharist. Using the story of the miracle of feeding the five thousand, Fr. Tom Soroka reminds us that God shares his fullness with us in Holy Communion. And since we experience unity with one another at the chalice, the implications are enormous!
Young people, Fr. Michael Gillis's daughters included, often say that there are no good candidates among the Orthodox Christians they know. Fr. Michael understands this problem, and on a new "Praying in the Rain," he comments on how Orthodox Christian churches are often small with limited choices.
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From the Blogs
From “Membership” to Ministry: Feeding the Five Thousand
Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick
Sun, Jul 26, 2015
Feast of St. Paraskeva / Eighth Sunday of Matthew, July 26, 2015 Galatians 3:23-4:5; Matthew 14:14-22 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one…
You’re reading the wrong Book of Esther
Joel J. Miller
Mon, Jul 27, 2015
The Book of Esther occupies a controversial place in the Bible. Though he included it in his Bible, Martin Luther was highly ambivalent about it. “I am so great an enemy to . . . Esther, that I wish…
Are You Connected?
Fr. Barnabas Powell
Tue, Jul 28, 2015
I confess to being both addicted and often overwhelmed by daily news headlines. I am an information junkie and have my daily routine of reading different sites and news aggregators that (I hope) keep me…