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…

Believe your bible 2nd edition

Before we begin today’s post, I wanted to let you know I have closed my FB and IG accounts due to their new TOS. I am very sad to have to do this. There are SO many wonderful Orthodox communities and artist of all kinds on The Gram. I am going to miss them but…

I waste my time, Lord have mercy

Lest anyone should think that I am some sort of pious woman who does everything right in her life let me erase any and all delusions and illusions I may have inadvertently created by writing about my Orthodox life, let me assure you I am no one to look up to in living a good,…

Believe your bible

The Internet is all a buzz this morning with headlines like, ‘Planetary Alignment Just Like at the Time of Jesus Birth!!’. Friends… believe your bible. The bible tells us it was a star. Here are two podcasts for your listening pleasure to keep you upright in your understanding of the scriptures concerning the birth of…

A look at various scripture reading plans

One of the paths I went down while looking for something other than Protestantism was Benedictine monasticism. Not to be a monastic (now I now anyone may live an asthetic life and in fact things should not be so different between laymen and monastics), but looking for ways of being and ‘doing’ ‘extra’. One of…

Nativity Fasting Calendar

Thank you Lord for all of the fish days! Here is a LINK to the fasting days for November and December 2020. Basically it’s just the Nativity Fast that is left. Remember, we do not just fast form food but from words and deeds as well. We are trying to prepare ourselves for the coming…

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…

Getting heavy about masks

This post is mainly for Christians… and it’s a spanking. Let’s begin. “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me. Let the people who read this message receive it in their hearts and understand it on Your level of love, compassion, and mercy. Amen” I went over to the apartment of some friends…

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 .

Women and faith

A woman cannot live without faith. Either she lives for a period of time without faith and then soon returns to faith in God, or she quickly begins to go to pieces. It is another matter for a man: it is possible for him to live without faith. He hardens completely and becomes a pillar…