This is a great article

We want to share this great article written by Matt Yonke at Pro-life Action League: “Dunham thinks the gutsy thing is taking your clothes off and jumping into bed, but she’s wrong. What takes real courage is facing down the fear of accepting new life into your care and committing yourself to becoming responsible for it. True openness to sex […]

by · October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Family
Sr. Vassa talks about St. Eustathios

Sr. Vassa talks about St. Eustathios

We love Sr. Vassa! If you haven’t had a chance to see one of her 10 minute lessons check this one out. In this episode she is talking about a married couple and how God meets us where we are.  

by · September 20, 2014 · 1 comment · Catechesis, Family, Saints
What is the Exaltation of the Cross?

What is the Exaltation of the Cross?

One of my favorite scenes from the film version of The Lord of the Rings trilogy is in The Return of the King when Aragorn is anxiously awaiting in Rohan for news from the Realm of Gondor, watching for the fire from the beacons to appear. If he sees the flames then Gondor is calling for aid from their Allies in the war against evil. […]

St. John Chrysostom and Pope Francis: What they have in common

St. John Chrysostom and Pope Francis: What they have in common

Being an Eastern Catholic, I live in two worlds. For  many of my fellow Eastern Catholics and I, these two worlds live side by side while blending harmoniously together (most of the time) and are exactly as things should be. We believe we are the bridge that unites the Church, East and West, Catholic and Orthodox, where common ground can […]

by · September 12, 2014 · 4 comments · Saints
Troparion of the Holy Cross

Troparion of the Holy Cross

Here’s a link I found for the Tropar of the Holy Cross in several different languages. Enjoy!      

by · September 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Liturgical Year, Prayer, Traditions
Meskel Festival in Ethiopia

Feast of the Holy Cross, Sept. 14

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Cross is only a few days away.  Here is a short clip highlighting the feast as it is celebrated by the Ethiopian church.  Be sure to watch the video–definitely one for the bucket list!      

Seeing God in All Places, Even the Bookstore

Seeing God in All Places, Even the Bookstore

“ To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.”~William Blake I believe that God is present in all places and filling all things, just like we pray at Divine Liturgy. Recently I saw a glimpse of heaven at the bookstore, […]

Arise, O God.

Arise, O God.

As I have followed the news about the suffering Christians around the world, I am reminded that I know something about them. We have worshiped along side the Chaldean, Syriac, Coptic and Palestinian Christians on several occasions. These Christians keep ancient traditions and are liturgical people.  I imagine, living in a land where the church is so heavily persecuted, these people are made to ponder […]

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