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State Law VS Religious Law

Aug
29

Our final “Ask Father” sermon for the season answers the question, “What is our Church view on the state law and our religious law?” During election season the balance between Church and State is often brought into the highlight. It can be a bit confusing navigating between the issues to determine if we as Orthodox Christians are obligated to follow the State or follow the Church. A brief study of the words of Saint Paul (Romans 13.1-7) helps us see the governing authorities have an obligation as well, to defend goodness.

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What is God’s Plan?

Aug
15

In a world that focuses more and more upon building wealth and living a comfortable lifestyle, it has become increasingly popular to invoke God’s name as a defender of our wealth addiction. Popular Christian pastors on TV and the internet teach their flock, “Just believe enough in God and you will be rich. God has a plan for you to have a better job, a better house, a better life.” There is only one problem....that isn’t God’s plan. God’s plan is for you to live with Him in heaven for all eternity in real communion with Him.

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Too Many Translations

Aug
08

With over one hundred translations of the Bible into English, it can be a daunting task for even the most serious Christian to choose. A wealth of vocabulary of the original can create a variety of translation options which is understandable. However the American trend to alter translations to suite a personal or Church agenda is dangerous and we do well to avoid such editions. Since the Holy Scriptures are central to understanding our relationship with God, it serves our soul well to use caution and faith in choosing just the right translation.

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The Who, What, Where, When and Why of Prayer

Aug
01

This week’s “Ask Father” sermon asks the question, “Can we pray for people who are not of the Christian faith, for example for the healing from a sickness?” Although the simple answer is, “yes,” there is a great deal more on the subject of prayer that can and should be said. Prayer in central of our Orthodox Christian life, so this week’s episode of Be Transfigured will discuss the “Who, What, Where, When & Why of Prayer.”

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Learning to Trust God through Tithing

Jul
25

There are many things that can help us to trust God. Just like learning how to swim requires us to build trust in our teacher little by little, tithing helps us to learn how to trust God. Saint Paul knew this truth when he reminded the Romans, “If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10.9) Since we have been saved from death, we have nothing to fear. When we tithe to the Church, we learn that God is always looking out for us. Nothing can hurt us without God’s permission.

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Patron Saints and Welcoming the Holy Spirit

Jul
15

This week there are two questions in our “Ask Father” series. Our first question, “Why are some Patron Saints more popular and more recognized than others?” explains why some names are more popular than others in the Church. The tradition of being named after a Saint or event in the life of Christ is an ancient but sometimes confusing tradition. Our second question, “How should we prepare our homes and our life for the Holy Spirit?” continues to follow-up with the issue of welcoming the Holy Spirit into our life. The simplest answer is “we should live the life of the Church.”

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Communion is the Center of Life

Jun
27

When it comes to Holy Communion, there are many different opinions about how often, when, how and is what spiritual condition we should receive. This week’s “Ask Father” sermon returns again to topic of Holy Communion, this time more with a more functional perspective. But if Holy Communion is left to a Sunday only experience, then instead of life-giving and life-saving, it can become condemning and a source of death.

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Is it sinful to step back and let something happen?

Jun
20

The question of whether to step back and allow something to happen or to step in and get involved to stop an evil is a challenge with which Christians have been struggling since the first days of the Church. The witness of the Holy Scriptures, Holy Canon s and the Holy Fathers is consistent in the call for each Christian to take advantage of the free will given to us by God. Only when we remember that God has given us a free will to use for good can we grow closer to God in our choices.

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What is the difference between the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox Church?

Jun
13

With the approaching Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church our “Ask Father” series speaks on the differences, or in this case similarities, between the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox Church. Defending the truth about God and the Church has never been an easy or simple task. The Holy Fathers of the Church debated rigorously and sometimes succumbed to name-calling. After 1,500 years of debate and disagreement the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox remain divided, but with hope of a future healing of the ancient schism that divides us.

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Why Does the Church Celebrate Pentecost?

Jun
10

As part of our “Why” series this year, I have chosen to discuss the importance of the Feast of Holy Pentecost and why it is celebrated in the Church. On the surface Pentecost is sometimes referred to as the “birthday” of the Church, but that ignores the truth that the Church is actually a continuation of the Old Testament as the New Israel. The New Testament Church, the Orthodox Church, is not a new institution founded on Pentecost, so it must mean something deeper than just a religious founder’s day.

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