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Entries from September 24th, 2009

“To be or to know that is the question">To be or to know that is the question

September 24th, 2009 No Comments

hamletHamlet’s famous soliloquy, from William Shakespeare’s synonymous play, starting with the memorable phrase “To be or not to be, that is the question”, is a reflection that profoundly resonates with the Eastern Orthodox theology. Let me explain this.

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Thank God is Monday…the day honoring the Holy Angels

September 21st, 2009 No Comments

calendarThe Seven-Day Commemoration In The Orthodox Church "The Week: A Seven Day Holiday". The Greek Orthodox ecclesiastical year (Indiction), begins in September, and is marked with events and holidays of our religious history. In addition to the annual cycle, the seven-day week...

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Why would we? – Not accepting sin as normality

September 17th, 2009 1 Comment

Jesus did NOTaffirmed a gay couple!Anyone that drives on some of the major highways in DFW can see a number of bilboards carrying the logo: "Would Jesus discriminate?/Why would we". The astonishing thing however, that almost made me loose control of the vehicle, is the big picture of Christ along with the words "Jesus affirmed a gay couple"

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Silence of the minds

September 11th, 2009 1 Comment

elevatorI always liked this dialogue from the movie Pulp Fiction (slightly adapted for language): "Don't you hate that?" "Hate what?" "Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about nonsense? In order to be comfortable?" "I don't know. That's a good question." "That's when you know you found somebody really special, when you can just shut […] up for a minute. Comfortably share silence."

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Why we commemorate the Saints Joachim and Anna?

September 9th, 2009 No Comments

Joachim_Anna_Virgin_smallI always asked myself why we commemorate the Saints Joachim and Anna at the end of almost every church service. Beside the Savior and the Theotokos only the “holy and righteous ancestors of God” are never omitted from any daily dismissal.

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Gladsome Light Dialogues on your iPhone!

September 4th, 2009 No Comments

iphone-bigGladsome Light Dialogues are now available for your iPhone, iPod touch or Android mobile devices! When viewed from one of these mobile devices, you’ll see all our posts formatted as an iPhone application

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