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…

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…

Studying the book of the bible, Wisdom of Solomon

I’m going to try out a certain way of studying the bible on a single verse, here on this post. If I like it, I will use it to do the entire book of the Wisdom of Solomon. The Orthodox Christian bible has 76 books. The Protestant bible has 10 less at 66. I have…

Why this mania for, Rumi?

The following is taken from the, Women of Grace website: PC writes: “Can you please educate us about the Muslim philosopher Rumi? I have Catholic relatives that quote him all the time on Facebook. My relatives that are outside the church often respond by “liking” these quotes. Something about these Rumi quotes don’t sit well…

Of book lists and envy

I’m just going to put it out there straight away… I have reading envy. A few years ago when I began to look for articles on reading the classics, I ran across another blogger’s post about reading 52 classics in a year. That is a book a week. I average almost 2 per month. That…