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 […]

Is your faith conditional?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 13:10-17 Can you imagine struggling with an illness for nearly 2 straight decades? That is a long time for anyone to be sick. As we can imagine, there is nothing so tough as the feeling of hopelessness. In our gospel reading today, we meet a […]

50 Shades of Faithful

       The seventh commandment given by God to Moses the prophet is “You shall not commit adultery.” It is very straightforward and precise. It is not an invitation or an opinion, it is a direct order from the Lord above. Those who ignore these commandments quickly find themselves living outside of the grace […]