Life in the Arena

   Our life is a great gift that has been given to us by God.  Each and every one of us are a unique creation and are special in the eyes of God.  We all have a special mission or calling in life  that when discovered and lived, will bring us peace and happiness. It is not easy, however, to know what our true calling in life is because God has given us free will and does not force us to  choose a particular path in life.  This requires discernment, or spiritual understanding that comes to us through patience and prayer and by listening to advice from those who have travelled further on the road of life than ourselves.

We invite you to watch and listen to audio and video clips of the  personal testimonies of  people in all stages of life.  They have agreed to share their hopes, dreams, struggles and triumphs in their personal arena. You will hear real life stories of  Orthodox Christians of all ages,  who have found inner peace  serving God in different capacities.   We pray that their experiences will help you discern what God's will is for YOUR life.

    • Read about the real life struggles of  your peers living the faith, in the Reading Room

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Matins Gospel Reading: John 20:19-31

Epistle Reading: St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 1:11-19

Gospel Reading: Luke 10:25-37

8th Sunday of Luke; Erastus, Olympas, Rodion, Sosipater, Quartus, and Tertios, Apostles of the 70; Orestes the Martyr of Cappadocia; Holy Father Arsenius of Cappadocia; Our Holy Father Gregory, Bishop of Assa

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