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Getting To Know The Orthodox Christian Fellowship
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Getting To Know The Orthodox Christian Fellowship

      “No one can have God for his Father, who has not the Church for his mother,” writes Saint Cyprian of Carthage in the early centuries of Christianity. Growing up in the Orthodox Church, I have always lived by this sentiment. The Church has played a vital role […]

Love and Roommate-ship
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Love and Roommate-ship

      There is in life that for which we all live: love. Of course there are different types of love, different definitions of love, and different understandings of love. But one of the most sought-after, and often the most treasured, is the love that grows friendship: “philia,” brotherly […]

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Reflection on the Great Books

      Plato, Aristotle, Dante, Augustine, Aquinas, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Milton, and Hobbes. Why are these texts — today considered the Great Books of Western Civilization — still relevant to the needs of the 21st century? Why do we need to read about the Forms or the soul, in […]

Caring For Creation: Learning to Live Well in New Zealand
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Caring For Creation: Learning to Live Well in New Zealand

      This past spring semester I studied abroad in New Zealand with Creation Care Study Program (CCSP). Although studying abroad is a classic college experience for many students, this semester was different from a typical study abroad program. I lived on the South Island of New Zealand in […]

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Campus Philly and the Barnes Exhibit

      Campus Philly is an organization that partners with businesses and other organizations around the greater Philadelphia area to help local college students fully utilize the amazing area they live in. Part of this greater ongoing effort, Campus Philly hosts “College Nights” at different venues to provide a […]

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A Sabbath Reflection

      Recently, before I went to sleep one night I looked at the book of Exodus. Specifically, the story about how Moses led the Israelites out of the land of Egypt and the migration into the promised land. Along the way, they made a pit stop at Mount […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Phillip Cary

      As Protestants everywhere celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Eastern University’s own Dr. Phillip Cary travelled to Wyoming on Oct. 16 to deliver a lecture in honor of this anniversary. His speech, called “How Luther Became Protestant,” was given during a conference sponsored by the […]

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The Community of Homecoming: A Reflection on Annual Alumni Reunion

      Each year, Eastern and its alumni office host a spectacular homecoming event filled with fundraisers, club advertisements, and, of course, reunions.        Last year, I only knew of homecoming weekend as a day of club tables and a night filled with dancing. This was definitely […]

Alumna Jordan Kolb (‘17) teaches middle-school 
students in Philly.
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Alumni Spotlight: Jordan Kolb (‘17)

      Meeting with recent graduate of Eastern University, Jordan Kolb, I got a glimpse of what post-graduate life is like for at least one student, and I was encouraged to hear Jordan talk about the experiences at Eastern which prepped her for stepping out into the work world. […]

Terror in Eastern State Penitentiary
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Terror in Eastern State Penitentiary

       Twenty-three hours a day spent in a cement box, with little to no human interaction. If two years of that did not show you the error of your ways, then nothing would. That was the logic behind the Eastern State Penitentiary, a massive prison that specialized in […]