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Praying in the Rain

Who’s Got Talent?

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Fr. Michael addresses what the word "talent" means (and doesn't mean) in Christ's Parable of the Talents.

What’s a talent? Who’s got talent? Generally speaking nowadays, a talent refers to a special ability someone has. This meaning of talent actually developed from the ancient meaning of the word, which had to do with weighing or scales and money. In biblical times, a talent did not refer to someone’s ability; it referred to a certain weight of gold or silver. The exact weight varied over time and by culture. It was a large amount, somewhere…

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Hearts and Minds

Ecumenism: The Autoimmune Disease in the Body of Christ

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As Orthodox Christians in a non-Orthodox culture, we have questions: Who are we? What is "the Church"? What is our relationship to friends and family of other faiths? What is ecumenism? Who will be saved? In this special edition of Hearts and Minds, Fr John Oliver offers a few reflections.

Ecumenism: The Autoimmune Disease in the Body of Christ

There we were, huddled with wonder in Jerusalem’s upper room, among 120 disciples and the Son of God’s own mother, air in the room charged like particles of light. We hung dazzled with the resurrection from the dead and ascension into heaven of our Master, our Teacher, our Savior. He told us to wait for “the promise of my Father.” We didn’t know precisely what he meant until,…

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The 153

What We Need

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Fr Joseph addresses the questions: Are we starting more missions? Where are the monasteries? He also claims we need more men, more moms, and ... more!

We need missions. A query often fielded by the Department of Missions and Evangelism is: Are we starting new missions? It’s a fair question. Should one truly wish to engage the issue, it might be answered: I don’t know; are we? Forgive me: Departments don’t start missions. Parishes do. People do. Attuned listeners may be thinking: God does?

A story is told without any names and paraphrased of a bishop who called an abbot to a meeting. The…

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Orthodixie

Tupelo Huneycutt and Cross Podination

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What do y'all think of the name St Elvis Orthodox Church? Okay, how about Father Elvis? Er ... can we at least have a church and priest in Tupelo?

Rev. Fr. Joseph Huneycutt: So, how’ve you been? I’ve been away for a while, ever since getting the Missions and Evangelism gig a couple of years ago, Orthodixie podcasts have been pretty sparse. Why? Well, listen:

I’ve traveled every road in this here land.I’ve been everywhere, man.I’ve been everywhere, man…

No, not really. Besides, that’s Johnny Cash.…

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iSermon

The Panagia - Mere Humanity

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In this his 400th episode of iSermon, Fr. Ted is invited to give the sermon at the Great Vespers of the feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary at Holy Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto, Canada.

All of us came here today for a reason. The question is: Why are we here? Why did we come to this church, Panagia, our beloved Panagia? What did we come to see? We came to see the Panagia; we came to see the holy Virgin Mary. We came to celebrate her falling asleep: her death. But why? Why celebrate it? Fr. Athenagoras rightly said in Greek that God did not abandon his creation, us, even though we abandoned him. So he chose to become one of us, to enter into humanity,…

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