This weekend! November 1st – Scot Larsen on: “Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives”

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Saturday November 1st from 10-11:30 Scot Larsen will speak on: “Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives.” Scot Larsen, who has been significantly impacted in his personal, business and spiritual life by the book by Elder Thaddeus, “Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives”. Control of our thoughts (logismoi) is a … ...More

Video of Kevin Allen – ”Orthodoxy and Asceticism – Why and what is its purpose in our Christian lives”

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This is a video of the lecture, Kevin Allen, gave October 4th, 2014 at St Barnabas Orthodox Church in Costa Mesa, California. This is the fifth in the 2014 adult catechism series “Acquiring the Mind of the Church.” The talk is titled: Orthodoxy and Asceticism – Why and what is its purpose in … ...More

November 1st! Scot Larsen on: “Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives”

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Our next talk in the Acquiring the Mind of the Church series, Saint Barnabas' adult spiritual formation class, will take place on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10 AM at St Barnabas Orthodox Church. Our topic will be on  Our Thoughts and their Influence on Our Lives. Our speaker will be our own … ...More

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Why We Fast Before Christmas

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Gabe Martini The time of preparation before Christmas is intended to be a time of purposeful asceticism, alms-giving, and learning to say yes to God while saying no to our own desires. But Christmas, and especially in present day America, has become a time of great anxiety and materialism, … ...More

“Do unto others…”

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The Lord said, “As you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.” We are more accustomed to the version, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” a maxim dubbed The Golden Rule since at least the mid-16th century. It is said that this rule can be found in many of the world’s … ...More

10 Ways Orthodox Parents Set Children Up for Moral Failure

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By Christina Pessemier Life gets busy and we don’t step back enough to see what we might be doing as parents to hurt our children’s spiritual growth. Being an intentional Orthodox Christian parent is hard work…but it’s worth it. We have a legacy of faith, wisdom and experience we can pass on to … ...More

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