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Q&A: tradition and Tradition: means vs ends?

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Q: …just read your recent blog and I have a quick question. Although I know that the tradition and dogma of the church are essential and very important, is it wrong to have the perspective where they are used just as means to build that relationship with God?

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An Orthodox Youth: Saint Athanasius

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Saint Athanasius, who reposed in the Lord almost 1700 years ago, is still one of the most revered people in all of Christendom, and studied by Christians and non-Christians alike. He gifted the Christian world with our faith, and our Creed. This star didn’t come out of nowhere, he was a kid, a teen, and an adult at various points in his life. Today let’s look particularly at his youth and what he was like, and hopefully we can be inspired to struggle as he did.

His feast day is May 15.

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Living Hope: Living in the Hope of the Resurrected Christ

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What happened through the Resurrection that can change how I live?  The Resurrection takes away our fear of tribulation, sin and death, and gives us power over everything. We live in the hope, the expectation of newness and restoration…

This article is a bit heavier on the quotes, contrary to the ‘about’ section, my apologies in advance!

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Reflections on an exorcism – the devil is real…

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December 3, 2013

My friends,

This morning a woman possessed by a devil was in the Church. We’ve discussed some of this stuff before, but the context of this one was different than what I had witnessed previously and it’s worth bringing up. This isn’t a sermon, I just wanted to reflect on some stuff with you guys that impacted me…

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