The moon is so bright you could probably read by it. The first full moon of Spring marks Passover. The Jewish holiday (remember Christ was born into a Jewish family. He came first for the Jews, was rejected and then adopted the Gentiles. We are the wild olive branches.) Romans 11:17 Now if some of … Continue reading Welcome to Orthodox Holy Week
As I watched a program the other day on which two men were dressed as women in garish, bright yellow dresses, I lamented the state of our nation. Not just for this, but for so many things we are getting wrong in America right now. As a protestant woman, there are pressures put upon us … Continue reading Struggling with Christian female identity
I remember as a Protestant being grumpy at Easter because all of the people who only came at Easter and Christmas came out of the woodwork and crowded the church. Yep... there's a reason why I'm a Christian and it is not because I'm holy. Well, I'm still grumpy about stuff like that but I … Continue reading Come to Orthodoxy
Some how, in my Internet wonderings today, I came across a terrible post by a confused individual who clearly has issues with Christianity and the cross. This person has no real solid information about the cross other than they just know that how Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians revere it is 'satanic'. It is not. … Continue reading Understanding the Orthodox Cross
On the lest is:Mother of God of the Three Joys. In this icon we see, Mary hold the Christ child. Joseph is on the left and St. John the baptist is on the right. The legend of the icon is as follows. In the early 18th century, one of the Russian painters sent by Peter … Continue reading New icons arrived
An enlightening talk given by Priestmonk Kosmas on how ignorance causes spiritual death. What would be considered spiritual death? In a nutshell, giving people everything they want sin-wise, without telling them, 'No, what you want is not of God'.
One of the first things I went to work on acquiring when I began exploring Orthodoxy was the Jesus prayer as part of my prayer rule. "Lord Jesus Christ Son of God, have mercy on me the sinner.". I researched it and began praying it. Continually? No. Without ceasing? No. I try and do not … Continue reading The Jesus prayer