Posts about Christian walk

Be Transfigured

It Isn’t About Doing More; It’s About Being More

You wake up every morning running at full speed even before getting out of bed because you already know there are more things you need to accomplish today…

Sep 30, 2014
Pemptousia Partnership

On Humility and the Humble Outlook – 1

By Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi (+2009) The title of this speech in Greek is ‘Περί ταπεινώσεως και ταπεινοφροσύνης’….

Sep 30, 2014
The Sounding

Saint Silouan the Athonite and His Relevance Today: Part 4

According to St. Silouan, and our entire Orthodox tradition, spiritual life entails spiritual warfare. This is a primary point that we must fully acknowledge…

Sep 29, 2014
Sacraments and Rituals

The Sacrament of Confession

The odds are that the Sacrament of Confession is everyone’s least favourite sacrament. Not “the least needed,” just “the least favourite.” No…

Sep 28, 2014
The Sounding

He Didn’t Say It Would Be Easy

I yelled ahead, asking for the time. Four-fifteen. We had been walking for two hours nonstop since the last break. Roughly six miles since we started today….

Sep 27, 2014
Come Receive the Light - Greek

Η μεγάλη ψαριά

“Ο Θεός δεν ανταμείβει ποτέ τους κόπους των ανθρώπων τόσο πολύ, όσο ανταμείβει μια…

Sep 26, 2014
The Sounding

Saint Silouan the Athonite and His Relevance Today: Part 3

The broad appeal of the writings of Saint Silouan is based on a combination of other factors as well. The fact that he was uneducated and ‘almost illiterate,’…

Sep 26, 2014
The Sounding

Saint Silouan the Athonite and His Relevance Today: Part 2

The Saints challenge us to reach beyond the common conception of salvation that predominates in the West. For the Orthodox Church, salvation is more than…

Sep 23, 2014
The Sounding

Cowboy Religion and Orthodoxy

My cousin Patrick was a cowboy. Actually, he wasn’t a real cowboy, because we grew up in town, and when he worked he was a truck-driver and repaired…

Sep 23, 2014
Be Transfigured

Desire, Struggle, and the Cross

The Christian path to salvation is freely given and must be freely embraced. Jesus said, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, take…

Sep 21, 2014