Monthly Archives: May 2015

Pentecost – the language of Stewardship

  In one of his homilies, St. John Chrysostom is convinced that, as he says, “You will not do so much good to the poor as to yourself, when you benefit them” and he also says, “Do you not know … Continue reading

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Only One Thing Is Needed – Elder Ephraim

During many discussions related to Stewardship – I have been asked why? Why the change from membership? Why is Stewardship so important? Why do I have to worry about my Time, Talents and Treasures? How and why is Stewardship related … Continue reading

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An anonymous (but meaningful) reflection…

I have never liked the term “my Church dues.” You see. There really are no Church dues. A person can be a member of the congregation in good standing and still not be able to contribute anything toward the work … Continue reading

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Stewardship call-in with Bill Marianes – May 31, 2015

Are you living the personal calling given to you by your Father and Creator?  Is your Parish thriving, with successful stewardship and serving as a beacon of Orthodoxy and making disciples? If you are looking for a “good account at … Continue reading

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What a thing to see!

Today’s Epistle is about Eutychus and how he was brought back to life. Although this miracle is the focal point, I reflected upon the activities of the day. Paul “spoke to them and continued his message until midnight!” There were … Continue reading

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Ascension… but are you ready for His return?

He was taken up and a cloud received Him out of their sight. He will come again in a like manner… I thought about His return and standing before the dread judgment seat of Christ – will I be ready? … Continue reading

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Something to reflect upon as we consider our works…

Vassilios Papavassiliou, in his book “Thirty Steps to Heaven – The Ladder of Divine Ascent for All Walks of Life” makes one simple but powerful statement. We cannot be saved by faith alone, grace alone or works alone! As we … Continue reading

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