My last post was about the different pressures we face in this world. I talked about peer, corporate, political and societal pressure. All real, for sure. I talked about being able to stand against the pressure and how we cannot do it well in our own strength. But there is another part to this equation: […]Counting … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Counting the Cost — Valerie Cullers.
When we think of peer pressure, our minds automatically go to teens. We are concerned with the friends they have because we know that they will influence their decisions, both positive and negative. Peer pressure is real and it begins a lot earlier than the teenage years. Peer pressure begins the moment we begin to […]Peer … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Peer Pressure — Valerie Cullers.
Ερωτώ: τέλειωνε ποτέ μαθητής του Δημοτικού χωρίς να γνωρίζει το απολυτίκιο της Γέννησης του Χριστού; Το θαυμάσιο «Η Γεννησίς σου Χριστέ ο Θεός ημών…». Ή ακόμη το εκπληκτικό Κοντάκιο «Η Παρθένος σήμερον…». Ή το «Πιστεύω». Ποιος τα μαθαίνει αυτά σήμερα στα παιδιά, που έχουμε σιχαθεί τα γλυκανάλατα φράγκικα μουρμουρητά;Που αφήσαμε τα πάντερπνα λόγια των αγίων, … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Προβληματισμός διδασκάλου….
When we think of the word Hi-jacked, we know that one of the meanings is that something has been diverted from its original purpose. Usually, that carries with it a negative connotation. Same with Car-jacked, someone has taken or stolen our car. Really negative connotation there…but what about Head-jacked? Head-jacked means that someone or thing […]Head-jacked … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Head-jacked — Valerie Cullers.
Certainly, the best way to change the spirit of the Faith is to keep Orthodox Christians from knowing their own past. Do Orthodox Christians today know about the struggles for the preservation of the pure unaltered Faith throughout the ages? Do they understand the importance of the Apostolic Faith? “World Orthodoxy” has tried for almost…“The most … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” -George Orwell — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe.
https://youtu.be/o4Xx2AqPieo Από το ιστολόγιο "MAKPRESS"
The first Christmas I spent with my Dad and second Mom, she greeted me with “Christmas Gift.” It was a tradition in her family that this was the first greeting you gave a person on Christmas morning. I didn’t know what to think of it at first, but after spending a few moments thinking about […]Christmas … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Christmas Gift — Valerie Cullers.
We can all agree that 2020 has been a year for the books. We have all been impacted by the lockdowns to one extent or another depending on the state we live in. For some who have lived in states with tighter rules, they have felt like they were living in prison within their own […]Invisible … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Invisible Prison Cells — Valerie Cullers.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/jmn3lJEswvs?feature=oembed At the “Nativity” liturgy with the Papal Calendar the protosyncellus of the Metropolis of Messinia Archimandrite Philip Harmagias said, “We’re Not Going to Start a Discussion! Whoever isn’t Wearing a Mask Get Out! in respect to your fellow man and to the laws”, calling on the faithful to not remove their masks inside the church.…We’re … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε We’re Not Going to Start a Discussion! Whoever isn’t Wearing a Mask Get Out! — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe.
The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) is a British children’s novel written by Margery Williams. It chronicles the story of a stuffed rabbit’s desire to become real through the love of his owner. 313 more wordsThings You Never Expected to Learn About Being a Real Orthodox Christian from the “Skin Horse”. — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe