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…

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…