Book review: The Orthodox Veneration of the Mother of God

Please watch my video of my review of what I believe to be a good book for converts to read, or really anyone with issues about venerating Mary. I’m not sure I made clear the use of the word ‘until’ in my reading so I’m putting that page here for you to read. “After the…

Sunday of the Cross

From the OCA website. The Third Sunday of Lent is that of the Veneration of the Cross. The cross stands in the midst of the church in the middle of the lenten season not merely to remind men of Christ’s redemption and to keep before them the goal of their efforts, but also to be…

The prayer rule of St. Seraphim of Sarov

I asked my parish priest if he would bless my rosary. His reply was, ‘Yes, as long as it is being used as a prayer rope.’. Hmmm, not sure entirely what he means; am I not to pray the Roman Catholic rosary? That’s ok because there are plenty of prayers out there and obedience is…

I purchased my first rosary (video)

Stop by and watch as I unveil my new rosary, and find out why I even purchased one in the first place. Praying the rosary; for our culture, for our health, for peace, etc.

Women’s History Month

Remembering the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) Instead of celebrating other flawed humans, I’m celebrating the Theotokos this month (and every month). The perfect example of Christian femininity. I had always loved the icon, Mary, softener of evil hearts, but until I wrote this post, I did not know that these two icons pictured in my post…

The ox and the donkey

Have you ever wondered at the icon of the Nativity and why there is an ox and a donkey pictured (there is a bigger meaning than Jesus being born in a stable). Isaiah 1:3the ox knows its owner and the donkey its master’s crib; but Israel does not know, my people do not consider.” (This…

Giving up the Internet for Lent? Not me.

Saint Isidore was born in the middle of the sixth century, and was related to the Visigoth royal family who converted to Orthodoxy from Arianism during his lifetime. Saint Isidore was the brother of three saints: Saint Leander (February 27), Saint Fulgentius, and Saint Florentina. Orphaned at an early age, he was educated by his…