Posts by James Hargrave

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Treasuring Simplicity

Orthodox Christians treasure simplicity. We venerate St Anthony the Great, and the countless monastics who followed him into the desert, forsaking the…

Nov 18, 2014
Featured Orthodox Christian Churches

Holy Nativity Antiochian Orthodox Church in Langley, British Columbia

Have you ever worshiped in a barn? What would you name a church that worships in a barn? My church began in 2002 as readers’ services conducted in a…

Oct 27, 2014
The Sounding

A Baby-Friendly Parish

“Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 10:14) Does your parish welcome little…

Jan 24, 2014
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Orthodoxy in South Africa Before and After Apartheid

Nelson “Madiba” Mandela, the first democratically-elected President of South Africa, has been a beloved figure for decades, and his recent death drew…

Dec 20, 2013
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Foxholes and Bird Nests

“Welcome to Canada.” The immigration official stapled a visitor record into my passport and waved the three of us on into the arms of awaiting family….

Oct 16, 2013
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