Monthly Archives: October 2012

Christian Stewardship of the Gift of Parenting

The Gift of Parenting is one that many in today’s politically correct society attempt to avoid.  Or, more specifically, the gender-defined roles of fatherhood and motherhood are consistently downplayed.  Often, today’s television programming focuses on the confusion of roles in … Continue reading

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Let us men imitate the women!

Today’s Gospel (Luke 8:1-3) reflects on the commitment that the Saintly women had for Jesus right up to His death. St. John Chrysostom says… “Let us men imitate the women; let us not forsake Jesus in temptations. For they for … Continue reading

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Exercising Christian Stewardship in the Gift of Friendship

The concept of friendship seems to be a changing and fluid one in the “modern” age of social networking. So often today, one measures self-esteem and worth by the number of one’s friends on Facebook or followers on Twitter. These … Continue reading

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Your Salvation and Stewardship….. God’s Will!

Today’s Gospel reading (Luke 6:46-7:1) reflects on the fact that our faith must be based on a foundation of following God’s will. God has provided everything we need in our lives and asks us simply to return a portion to … Continue reading

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Do you live your life as an Orthodox Steward?

As I read this morning’s Epistle, I reflected on Philippians 1:20… “Christ will be magnified in my body.” I stopped and thought – is He and would anyone who meets me, talks to me or interacts with me see Christ … Continue reading

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Exercising Christian Stewardship in Marriage

“Be subject to one another, out of reverence for Christ” (Ephesians 5: 21). As a parish priest, husband and father, I have oft encountered examples where this short and simple verse offers so much in relation to our understanding of … Continue reading

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2 Corinthians 9:6 – He who sows sparingly will reap sparingly and he who sows bountifully will reap bountifully

St. John Chrysostom’s Homily… Let each man do according as he has purposed in his heart. For a man when left to himself, does a thing more readily than when compelled. Wherefore also he dwells upon this: for having said, … Continue reading

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