Div. Liturgies during the week…

Are my favorite!! Today we commemorated, St. John of San Francisco. Read more about him HERE. Liturgies during the week are my favorite. On Sunday, we are at max capacity. It gets a bit too warm for me. Also, the week day… Read More

The Apostles Fast 2019

The Apostles’ Fast is quickly approaching (June 22nd to June 28th). Are you ready? You might be asking yourself, “Why do I need to prepare for the Apostles’ Fast? It’s a dinky fast- kind of in the middle of the year. I’m… Read More

Why simplicity matters

I wanted to title this post; Why Tasha Tudor, Townsends, and living simply calls to us but it wouldn’t fit neatly on the title header. Years ago, I heard of some people (people who lived in bigger cities) wanting to change things… Read More

Holy Martyr St. Phocas the gardener

Martyr Phocas the Gardener of Sinope Article reblogged from the OCA website. Commemorated on September 22 The Holy Martyr Phocas the Gardener came from the city of Sinope on the southern shore of the Black Sea. Having a small garden, he lived… Read More

Art, science & religion

I find it odd that so many people believe that you are either a scientist, an artist, or a Christian. It is easier, however, or people to believe a person would be an artist and a Christian before believing they are a… Read More

Virgin Mary undoer of knots

I belong to an oil painting forum. One of the other painters is recreating this painting for his wife who is a devote Roman Catholic to donate to a shrine. I looked up the prayer. Love it! Using it!

Jesus in the garden- Orthodox Holy Week Pt. 3

I’ve been up since 3:00 it is now about 3:40. The moon is still bright. I’m thinking about Christ praying in the garden of Gethsemane last night. Just a few hours ago after He celebrated Passover dinner with his remaining disciples. There… Read More

Welcome to Orthodox Holy Week

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… Read More

Come to Orthodoxy

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… Read More