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Archpastoral Letter For Great Lent 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

My beloved Faithful Clergy and Laity of our God-Protected Diocese:

As we begin Holy and Great Lent this year on February 27th, I wanted to share with you a few thoughts so that we may journey through the season and arrive safely at the Great Feast of Feasts, Holy Pascha with the proper frame of mind.

Holy and Great Lent is a truly beautiful period of time filled with moments in which we can focus our hearts and our minds on the grace of God. Through daily prayer, fasting, worship, and giving to others, and by the grace of God our lives will continue to be transformed by Him and our souls will be drawn closer and closer to our Lord Jesus Christ.

The primary goal of the Lenten season and all the disciplines of our Orthodox faith is to lead us to Christ. Read more...

Eternal Memory: +Jack Cochran

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Eternal Memory: Archon George Smisko

Sunday, February 05, 2017

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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to Continue Successful Fellowships at the UN

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is inviting graduate and recent post-graduate students to apply for its fellowships at the United Nations. Read More ...

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Forgiveness Sunday

Friday, February 24, 2017

Tomorrow is Monday. Not just any Monday, but Clean Monday, the first day of Clean Week, the beginning of Great Lent, a time of particular prayer and fasting. Great Lent will take us on a journey through forty days, or six weeks, to Lazarus Saturday, Palm Sunday and then Holy Week. At the end of that Week, God willing, we will celebrate the Resurrection of Christ on Easter Night. For we are now fifty days exactly from Easter Day.

This Sunday is known as Forgiveness Sunday, and also Cheesfare Sunday for it is the last day on which we may eat dairy produce. On it we remember the Fall of Adam and Eve and how they lost Paradise by eating 'the forbidden fruit', which is why we fast, eating only 'the permitted fruit'. How exactly did that Fall happen? Read more...



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Central Region Retreat : March 25  Homestead, PA
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On Stewardship and the Orthodox Life - Part 134: Freedom (2/19/17)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

“That which was created in every respect in the image of Divinity had to possess in nature a free and independent will.” (St. Gregory of Nyssa, Catechetical Orations 5)

God created man in His image, and that meant that God desires to have man participate in His perfection. St. Gregory of Nyssa in his Discourse on Death states, “It is by his freedom that man is deiform, for independence and autonomy are proper to divine bliss.” Man could not be like God if he did not have freedom of choice. Freedom is a divine characteristic. God gave us the freedom to choose good, to choose God. What benefit would it be to do good if we had no choice in the matter? We could not truly be like God if we lacked the freedom of choice.

So we have the choice of doing good or doing evil. The Holy Fathers tell us that evil is a product of man’s improper use of the freedom of choice. Read more...

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