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The Arena

Sunday of Pentecost 2010

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. [Amen.]

These days parents are particularly challenged shopping for clothing for their children. It’s a great challenge for us, and a great challenge for those young persons who are trying to shop for themselves. If you are a female, the particular challenge is this: it’s to find clothing that has, shall we say, substance, [Laughter] some clothing that might actually serve…

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The Arena

On Holy Patriotism

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. [Amen.]

I greet you, brothers and sisters, on this Lord’s day, this beautiful Sunday, that coincides with one of our national feasts that I love. We’re blessed to have a number of civic holidays, chiefly Thanksgiving, but also our day of national independence, today, that are established by the authority of the state. We, as Orthodox Christians, joyfully embrace them and enter…

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Zealotry: Allowing Christ to Penetrate Our Hearts

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. [Amen.]

When you saw this morning, brothers and sisters, the holy Gospel coming out in the hands of the newly ordained Dn. Daniel, lifted high in the little entrance, I hope that your hearts and your ears were opened to that movement. It’s not an act of vain repetition in the liturgy. The small entrance is a proclamation of our Savior’s public ministry, of the power of his…

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Courageous Strugglers: the Quality of Saints

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. [Amen.]

Words, brothers and sisters, are precious things. They possess power and beauty. Some words are more precious than others. Some words, because of their origin in God are even called in the Scripture theopnevstos; that means breathed out of the mouth of God. This is a description that St. Paul uses for the words found in holy Scripture. It’s why when you touch the…

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Orthodoxy and Yoga

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Fr. Brendan and Andja Bjeletich discuss the Orthodox view of Yoga and meditation practices.

Miss Andja Bjeletich: Hello, everyone, and welcome back to the OCF Podcast. I’m Andja Bjeletich, and I’m talking today with Fr. Brendan Pelphrey as always, and today we’re talking about—actually, today is going to be a very interesting podcast. I’m excited for it—maybe a little bit controversial, but something that a lot of people bring up: we’re going to talk about yoga and yoga’s relationship…

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