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…

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…

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…