Are we bearing fruit?

If we are bearing fruit… what does it look like? Is the fruit you are bearing strong and healthy? Adhering to scripture and Holy Tradition? Or is it moldy and stale, filled with personal doctrine and self interpretation of the scriptures based on backing up your worldly ideas of what Christianity looks like? It is…

Nativity Fast Study

Tomorrow begins the Nativity Fast. A forty day observance of fasting, praying and alms giving to prepare ourselves to receive The King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Before we get into the main topic of this post, I wanted to tell you of an alms giving alternative you might be interested in. One of…

Pray for peace

Prayer for PeaceAlmighty God and Creator, You are the Father of all people on the earth. Guide, I pray, all the nations and their leaders in the ways of justice and peace. Protect us from the evils of injustice, prejudice, exploitation, conflict and war. Help us to put away mistrust, bitterness and hatred. Teach us…

Pray for America

Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on America. Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on the election. Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on, President Trump. Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on the first responders. Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on those who are victims of, Joe and Hunter Biden. Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on unborn children….

Dormition (Falling Asleep) of Mary

Scripture Readings Saturday, August 15, 2020 Genesis 28:10-17 Ezekiel 43:27-44:4 Proverbs 9:1-11 Luke 1:39-49, 56 Romans 15:30-33 Matthew 17:24-18:4 Philippians 2:5-11 Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28 Today’s commemorated feasts and saints The Dormition (“Falling Asleep”) of our Most Holy Lady, Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary .

Spanish rice red lentils

APOSTLES’ FAST They are a tad spicier than what I would normally eat… I don’t have a final pic (I’m not that great at food photography right now.) I do, however, have a pic of the ingredients. From left to right starting in the back; red lentils, hard to see but that is dried onions…

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…