Welcoming Lent with Joy and Reverence

Welcoming Lent with Joy and Reverence

The Great and Holy Fast of our Sacred Orthodox Church has begun. It is a fast that commences with marked strictness. In the monasteries and at our Sacred Archdiocese headquarters, no food will be taken until the Pre-Sanctified Divine Liturgy, which is always scheduled for the morning of the third day of...

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Nativity Devotion, January 7: It’s All About HIM!!!

Nativity Devotion, January 7: It’s All About HIM!!!

  The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is He of whom I said, “After me comes a man who ranks before me, for He was before me.”  John 1:29-30 (Gospel from...

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Obey the Church

Obey the Church

Be Transfigured – Obey the Church It seems like the holiday season is one of the most difficult times to follow the life of the Church. Around every turn our society is urging us to turn away from following the life of the Church in favor of secular parties and materialism....

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Go Stand in the Corner: A Convert Reflects on Discipline

Go Stand in the Corner: A Convert Reflects on Discipline

From one of our bloggers! Go Stand in the Corner: A Convert Reflects on Discipline I grew up in the 1980s as part of a large Roman Catholic family. My grandmother had nine children, and counting cousins, we were a tribe. Any grown up member of the tribe could dole...

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