Do we avoid suffering at all costs?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30 Today’s reading is given to us to mark or celebrate All Saints day. For Western Christians this day falls on November 1st. That is why October 31st is called All Hallows Eve (Halloween). For us as Orthodox Christians, in our yearly cycle […]

If you read the Bible without the Church…

Today we celebrate and remember the first ecumenical council. This council was summoned on May 20th in the year 325 ad in the city of Nicaea by the emperor St. Constantine to deal with the first great controversy that had overtaken the Christian world. Some people think that speaking and writing about theology is unnecessary […]