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 Gentiles. We are the wild olive branches.) Romans 11:17 Now if some of … Continue reading Welcome to Orthodox Holy Week

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Struggling with Christian female identity

As I watched a program the other day on which two men were dressed as women in garish, bright yellow dresses, I lamented the state of our nation. Not just for this, but for so many things we are getting wrong in America right now. As a protestant woman, there are pressures put upon us … Continue reading Struggling with Christian female identity

No… all roads do NOT lead to Christ

In my continued research of my faith... of Orthodoxy the one true Christian faith (that's right... I went there) I'm finding luminous pearls of wisdom from The Fathers. I'm going to share them with you and then post a video for you at the end. The postings and video are pretty much the same but … Continue reading No… all roads do NOT lead to Christ

How the Ecumenical Councils Helped form & Define Christianity

“We refuse to take on the idea that any of the Church’ canons are obsolete or subject to review … To think otherwise, it means to place yourself above the Church and to oppose with your own limited experience, the eternal and infallible experience of the Church guided by the Holy Spirit.  Never had any … Continue reading How the Ecumenical Councils Helped form & Define Christianity

The beauty of God in His temple

I grew up in churches with wooden pews, stained glass windows (although no specific images in the glass... just colored glass), men in robes, pulpits, etc. On special occasions we would decorate the church with felt banners with scenes pertaining to the season. The closest thing to an icon (except for the Christmas Nativity in … Continue reading The beauty of God in His temple

Please forgive me

This post should have been written last Saturday for forgiveness vespers. I'm jealous. Jealous of successful bloggers and writers. I have been blogging for decades and have very little to show for it. Perhaps because I have such a hard time focusing on any one topic. there are so many interesting things out in the … Continue reading Please forgive me

Orthodox Christians read their bibles

  As I journeyed toward Orthodoxy and told people about it; my ex-Roman Catholic father, and mother who is the grand-daughter of a Lutheran pastor, friends who knew nothing about Orthodoxy except the wrong information they had been fed or was easiest to find and believe,  I encountered some opposition. After the old standbys of; … Continue reading Orthodox Christians read their bibles