The Golden Rule

Matt 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you: do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. … shall also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets. It’s getting crazier out there every day. It seems as if everyone is…

Dormition Fast Day 7

Mary as the Ark of the Covenant Exodus 25:10-22 The Ark of the Testimony 10 “And they shall make an ark of acacia wood; two and a half cubits shall be its length, a cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a half its height. 11 And you shall overlay it with pure gold,…

Dormition Fast Day 6

Mary as the Ten Commandments Exodus 20:1-17 20 And God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or…

Dormition Fast Day 5

Mary as the Jar of Manna (She holds within herself/her womb, Christ Who as the Breadof life, feeds us and sustains us always.). This icon could also be used as a representation of Mary as the Ark of the Covenant. In each, she holds life giving, preciousness. As, The Jar of Manna: Exodus 16:33. So…

Dormition Fast Day 4

A few days ago, I stopped posting about the Dormition Fast. there was not much interest in these posts so I thought, ‘Why bother?’. That was wrong of me. Please forgive me, Theotokos. I was reading tonight in; The Marion Option, God’s Solution to a Civilization in Crisis by Carrie Gress, PhD. As I read,…

Are you optimistic?

I think I am mostly an optimistic person. There have been times during the lockdown that stress has been allowed to take over my optimism. I think many of our emotions are choices. I am not a helpless victims of my emotions, and neither are you. Everything takes effort… even sin. I watched this video…

Dormition Fast Day 3

The Annunciation Christ’s Birth Announced to Mary 26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And having come in, the angel said to…

Dormition Fast Day 2

When I post articles about physical fitness, I get many views. Not so many views now on the Dormition Fast. It does not matter how fit you are, you WILL die one day. What are you doing to prepare yourself for spending an eternity in the presence of the one who made you?    …

Dormition Fast Day 1

  Amen… Lord have mercy. (12 times) Call to Worship: Come, let us worship God our King. Come let us worship Christ, our King and God. Come let us worship and bow before Christ, the King and our God. Daily Psalm Psalm 3 (Mondays and Saturdays) How many are my foes, O Lord.How many are…

Dormition of the Theotokos Fast begins tomorrow

The following article has been taken from the OCA website. August 1, 2020, we begin the observance of the relatively brief Dormition Fast that prepares us for the celebration of the Great Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God on August 15. And, as with every fast, we once again are presented with…