Living in His Likeness

Living in His Likeness

There are moments in my spiritual walk when I am blessed to behold the beauty of God in a person or persons. For me the moments are few and far between, and when they do happen, I find myself feeling like St. Peter when he beheld the Transfigured Lord on...

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Metropolitan Antony Bashir, Antiochian Missionary in America

Metropolitan Antony Bashir, Antiochian Missionary in America

    Preserving Holy Traditions An integral part of the Orthodox life is preserving, honoring, and passing down the Holy Traditions we have received from our forefathers. Some of the people who are most essential in this mission of the church are our bishops. February 15, 2016 marked the 50th...

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How to Make Koliva for Memorial Services

How to Make Koliva for Memorial Services

Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone, but if it dies, it produces much grain. John 12:24. Koliva is made for the Orthodox Memorial Services. These services are held on anniversaries of the departed and on Saturday...

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A One-Year Memorial and the Feast of Lights: Memory Eternal, Vasiliki Greanias Mena

A One-Year Memorial and the Feast of Lights: Memory Eternal, Vasiliki Greanias Mena

January 6 marked the one-year anniversary of my mother’s passing. Right after Christmas, in the wake of the New Year, on Epiphany, one of the holiest days on the Orthodox calendar—my mother had died, and I had somehow survived. By no means has life seemed normal since then. Every day...

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