Archive for February, 2015

Abbot Nicholas of Holy Resurrection Monastery

Lessons From A Monastery: Prayer

“Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven.” — St. Ephrem of Syria In this series I am explaining the many lessons the faithful can learn from monks and nuns (the religious/consecrated) of the Church. In the […]

Thoughts on the Role of Orthodox Laity in Christian Unity

Thoughts on the Role of Orthodox Laity in Christian Unity

By Christopher D.L. Johnson A week ago here in Wisconsin, the Sunday liturgy was cancelled at our local Greek Orthodox parish. Typically, we would have driven the hour and a half to an OCA parish in Milwaukee that we sometimes attend but it was below zero and my wife and I didn’t want to test the iciness of the highways. […]

by · February 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Ecumenism
Fr. Moses Sharing His Thoughts On Fasting

Fr. Moses Sharing His Thoughts On Fasting

Fr. Moses from Holy Resurrection Monastery has asked us to share an article he has written on keeping the Fast. He has given some excellent advice that everyone can benefit from. Enjoy! On the Western calendar it is the first week of the fast and people are already going nuts about their Lenten fast. Therefore, I thought I would write […]

Lessons from a Monastery: Leaving the World

Lessons from a Monastery: Leaving the World

“Consecrated persons are also a sign of this universal call to holiness,  which each person receives at their baptism.” -Pope Francis  2015 is the Year of Consecrated Life in the Catholic Church. This year isn’t just for religious, but for the entire Church. Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter to all Consecrated People ,addressed the laity also when he wrote “In this letter, I wish to speak not only to consecrated persons, but […]

It’s A Good Thing Lent Isn’t Up To Me…

It’s A Good Thing Lent Isn’t Up To Me…

How can it be that Great Lent is so close?! How? In the words of my daughter, “just when you thought it was safe to feast, the fast is upon us again.” I am trying to plan ahead because Lent is a really busy time for my family. I am already behind around the house because of being sick and […]

KEEPING IT REAL with ST. MOSES the STRONG

KEEPING IT REAL with ST. MOSES the STRONG

Have you ever found yourself inside a church with gorgeous stained glass windows, or walls of painted icons of the saints in our church, and then got the feeling that you definitely don’t fit in among the pure virgins, pious priests, or humble monks adorning the Lord’s house? I know I have and it’s a horrible way to feel. The […]

by · February 6, 2015 · 2 comments · Faith, Prayer, Saints
Seeking God’s Help In Little Things

Seeking God’s Help In Little Things

This past Sunday was one of those beautifully peaceful days at church. This came as an unexpected surprise for me because starting Saturday night I really didn’t want to go. A feeling I have most Sundays during pregnancy. This is because I am always tired and not feeling that great, especially in the mornings. So, the last thing I want […]

by · February 4, 2015 · 4 comments · Daily Life, Faith, Family, Prayer
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