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Healing with Fr. George Morelli

Overcoming the Beast of Anger - Part 3

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Fr. George concludes his series by recalling Christ's admonition to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us.

We can reflect on the words of St. Mark the Acetic: Do you want the tree of disorder—I mean the passion of bitterness, anger and wrath—to dry up within you and become barred, so that with the axe of the Spirit it may be ‘hewn down and cast into the fire’ together with every other vice (Matt. 3:10) ...If this is really what you want keep the humility of the Lord in your heart and never forget it…Call to mind who He is, and what He became…

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Healing with Fr. George Morelli

Overcoming the Beast of Anger - Part 2

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Fr. George continues his series with a look at cognitive distortions that lead to anger.

Last week I started a broadcast series on healing anger which is both deadly to us physically, psychologically and spiritually.  Numerous studies have linked anger with physical disease, I have described it as a psychological cancer and it leads as we shall see to spiritual death. Last week I cited St. John the Evangelists words to us of Christ’s injunction: “If any one says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who…

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Healing with Fr. George Morelli

Overcoming the Beast of Anger - Part 1

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With Forgiveness Sunday approaching, Fr. George shows how we can make ourselves less angry and grow in love for God and our neighbors.

Hello, This is Fr. George Morelli .. in just a couple weeks we are coming up to Forgiveness Sunday and the beginning of Lent.  In as much as the dysfunctional emotion of Anger is what so separates us from union with God, Him indwelling in us and love of others, how fitting it is to discuss anger and it’s healing at this time. Let us consider why this is so.  All of us know of St. John reminder to us of Christ’s injunction: “If any one says,…

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Healing with Fr. George Morelli

The Parable of the Publican and the Pharisee: Healing Ourselves and Healing Conflict - Part 2

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Fr. George concludes his discussion by showing how to use humility globally. (Click here to view the video with Wafa Sultan mentioned in the podcast.)

Hello, this is Fr. George Morelli. Last week I started talking about the Parable of the Publican and the Pharisee and how it relates to healing in our lives.  This is especially relevant as we are about to enter into the Lenten Season, that time of special spiritual reflection and prayer and ascetic struggle, to prevent us from succumbing to the temptations of the evil one, suffer the illness of the passions, which incline us to sin and become separated from…

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Healing with Fr. George Morelli

The Parable of the Publican and the Pharisee: Healing Ourselves and Healing Conflict

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Fr. Morelli begins this series by urging us to be true followers of Christ, not pharisees - to be in the world but not of the world.

Hello, this is Fr. George Morelli This coming Sunday the Gospel that is read is that of the Publican and the Pharisee.  All in the Orthodox Church know that this is one of the Gospels that in the Wisdom of the Holy Spirit inspired Church we read in order to prepare ourselves to the annual spiritual retreat we take each year in the weeks before the Commemoration of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ’s Passion, the nailing to the Cross, the burial in the…

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Healing with Fr. George Morelli

Good Marriage: How an Attitude of Entitlement Undermines Marriage

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Fr. George shows how feelings of anger result from the expectation that one "deserves" love from their spouse and/or children and therefore demand it.

Hello, this is Fr. George Morelli. Last week I started talking about the Parable of the Publican and the Pharisee and how it relates to healing in our lives.  This is especially relevant as we are about to enter into the Lenten Season, that time of special spiritual reflection and prayer and ascetic struggle, to prevent us from succumbing to the temptations of the evil one, suffer the illness of the passions, which incline us to sin and become separated from…

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Healing with Fr. George Morelli

A Christian Understanding of the Jewishness of Jesus - Part 3

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Fr. George concludes his series by exploring the old and new laws and shows how Christ is the apex of all.

These past few weeks I have been talking about the healing necessary for all who may be involved, effected by even as spectators or those hearing, reading about or watching the news report made by the :  Associated Press “Dozens of people led by an Orthodox priest smashed a menorah in Moldova’s capital, using hammers and iron bars to remove the candelabra during Hanukkah, officials said.” So this Healing series is entitled: A Healing Lesson…

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A Christian Understanding of the Jewishness of Jesus - Part 2

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Fr. Morelli continues his look at Christ's roots and how cognitive distortions can taint this view.

Last week based on an Associated Press news report “Dozens of people led by an Orthodox priest smashed a menorah in Moldova’s capital, using hammers and iron bars to remove the candelabra during Hanukkah, officials said.” I started a Healing series entitled: A Healing Lesson for the Nativity: A Christian Understanding the Jewishness of Jesus. This lesson that fits nicely with the Gospel read on the Sunday before the Nativity, the Genealogy of Jesus.…

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Healing with Fr. George Morelli

A Healing Lesson for the Nativity: A Christian Understanding of the Jewishness of Jesus - Part 1

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Fr. George uses a recent incident in the news to show the healing necessary for all, including society, when one does evil.

In previous broadcasts I have commented on current news issues that impact on our understanding of the world in the way Christ counseled us. In the spirit of healing our ourselves, our families, society and the Church. Yes even healing Society or the Church, the Body of Christ, have to be dealt with. The topics such as what to tell children when a popular role model falls short, was one AFR broadcast dealing with healing children’s understanding of brokenness.…

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