How can we redeem the failures of our spiritual life as Christians? Where can we find hope amid the broken pieces of a Christian life, half-lived?
A priest I knew once said that it was never appropriate to have a clock in the altar: we should keep liturgical time based on the schedule of Heaven
Without physical food, we can soon find ourselves physically drained. Without spiritual food, the effects are not always immediately visible - but they are much longer lasting and far-reaching
The main point is this: If our Orthodox faith is not actually lived out and strengthened by the holy services, it is nothing more than fakery and self-deception
Just as marriages and businesses make the same mistakes over and over again, so too can we as individuals when trying to put our faith into practice
It was not until the bitter dispute over the Arian heresy that the Nativity of Christ was instituted as an independent Feast Day. The physical birth of our Lord becomes the principal issue in the ...
God doesn't ask everything of us, but He does ask something: that we take part in the spiritual struggle against the tendencies so strongly reinforced in our age of hedonism, and prepare ...
Spending Saturday evening - or more specifically, one part of Saturday evening - at a Vespers or Vigil Service, prepares Orthodox Christians for the central Holy Mystery of our lives: Holy Communion
Celtic Christian worship was in most ways very similar to the life of Orthodox parishes today. What is very clear, Celtic Christians had far less in common with the free-wheeling nature worship one ...
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