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 […]

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 […]