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What’s Your Name?

A temple or sacred space is a physical link between earth and heaven, a portal for our hearts through which we pass to touch the heart of the Divine.   Services in sacred spaces are designed to slowly bring our awareness … Continue reading

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No One Can Make Me Forgive

In the Orthodox Church there is the sacrament of Confession.  In the presence of the Priest as a witness a person speaks aloud of his transgressions to God and asks for forgiveness.  At the end of the Confession the penitent … Continue reading

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Thank-You For My Very First Blogger Award!

This weekend involved my monthly long-distance trip from Savannah to the small Mission I’m nurturing in Helena, Georgia on Saturday, as well as our own Sunday service here in Rincon.  On such weekends it isn’t until late Sunday evening before … Continue reading

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A New Beginning! (Part 2)

Construction is wrapping up and our new beginning is ready to start changing lives! This church has been a long time coming! We’ve built a building… now it’s time to build a strong congregation! You are my mission! Kahuna-pule Kimo

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A New Beginning!

Going back in time I’d like to share with you our beautiful church in Rincon, Georgia from the ground UP!  Construction started in February 2006 and completed 6 months later in August 2006… amazing! Tomorrow you’ll get to see the … Continue reading

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The Other Side of Listening

Yesterday I wrote about Desire as being something negative, as being akin to greed and avarice.  In Orthodox Christian theology we would label that type of desire as “prelyast”, meaning something that possesses us and holds us hostage.  But desire … Continue reading

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Inside the Mind of A Hotel Porter

About halfway through my first trip to Hawaii in June of 2004 Dan, Mom, my sister Suzanne and her two boys arranged to fly over to Maui for an overnight stay.  Having had a whole week of non-stop family I … Continue reading

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Mystery, Creativity and Labels

Having now watched all three parts of the film “Native of Owhyhee” on ‘Ōlelo Community Television I am struck by how complex and multilayered are Hawaiian concepts!  It reminds me of a professor at our seminary in Yonkers, New York … Continue reading

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Memories of Shangri-La!

On one of my trips to Hawaiʻi Mom, Dan and I went to see Doris Duke’s estate on the other side of Diamond Head which she called Shangri-La.  It is one of those rare places  completely held together by a … Continue reading

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Respecting Our Elders

Orthodox Christianity makes great use of the reverence of icons. An icon is a painted image which portrays a Saint, Jesus Christ, the Theotokos (the Mother of God) or can even express a theological or dogmatic truth. The belief is … Continue reading

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