To experience God

He was once called “the cause of all disorders and disturbances in the Church.” Now imagine that he was called this by the Patriarch of Constantinople himself. The year is 1344. This comment was made during a Church council and it caused this man to be thrown into prison for the next 4 years. The […]

Lent and the pursuit of Truth.

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John 1:43-51 If we enter the church to simply check a mark off of our weekly “to-do” list, we are probably confused. If we come to the church in hopes of passing time quickly and getting on with “life”, we have a problem. The services of […]

Letting go of the pain

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 6:14-21 Today in the Orthodox Church we celebrate forgiveness Sunday. If you are not familiar with this event, it is one of the most beautiful in all of the life of the Church. We start our Lenten journey by each asking every other person in […]