Building your Orthodox library

How would you read about Orthodoxy if you were stuck for days, weeks, months, without the Internet? While I have learned SO much about the Orthodox church by accessing online; blogs, podcasts, videos, e-books, etc. I have also been building a hard copy, old-school, analog (ha ha, I know not entirely accurate but my term…

The unfortunate thing about older books is…

They sometimes increase in price until hardly anyone can afford them. I would dearly love to read her book but the price has climbed to over $100.00. Lord have mercy and if it is Your will, please… make it so.

Quotes about The Theotokos Pt.1

I am reading a book about the Virgin Mary; The Marian Option: God’s Solution to a Civilization in Crisis. Are you aware of the crisis mainly America is facing but also anywhere in the world where feminism has sunken its poisoned fangs into the culture? The following is an excerpt from the book, The Marian…

Healing Fear

Originally posted on ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FAITH AND LIFE:
Year: 2013 (released 2014) Running time: 110 minutes Director: Oleg Sytnik Cast: Vitaly Bezrukov (Luke), Ekaterina Guseva, Andrew Saminin, Alexander Jacko, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Alex Shevchenkov Manufacturer: “Patriot Film” (Ukraine, Belarus), with the support of the State Agency of Ukraine for movies and the Ministry of Culture of…

Abba Ammonas

Sayings by Abba Ammonas St Ammonas’ life is especially interesting and inspirational for us because of his victory over anger, a passion with which he struggled for many years. Abba Ammonas was a disciple of St. Anthony the Great and later became a bishop. He was also an outstanding expert on the Scriptures and left this…

Do not despise small beginnings

Plant sales and stewarding. Zechariah 4:10 10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet (plum line) in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth. I attempted my first garden…

How important is it to read the bible?

“A wise custom of the ancient Holy Fathers: when greeting each other, they didn’t ask about health or anything else, but rather about prayer, saying “How is your prayer?” Prayer was considered by them to a be a sign of the spiritual life, and they called it the breath of the spirit. If the body…