Pascha and Doubt

Pascha and Doubt

Holy Week and Pascha present a real temptation to live one’s faith in a way that seeks to be externally perfect rather than beautiful for Christ. Orthodox Christians see this when we boast about the length of our services and the strictness of our fasting. How much pressure do we...

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Celebrating the Love of the Theotokos

Celebrating the Love of the Theotokos

As a sinful follower of Jesus Christ, my ultimate goal is to see God and His kingdom. When I first became Orthodox, the one I’ve turned to for guidance is the Theotokos. She is the most pure, totally devoted to serving and worshipping God. Because of her, and through her,...

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Waiting and Being

Waiting and Being

It’s Holy Week, and my cat is dying. She is old, older than we had thought, and her kidneys are diseased. Other than alleviating her symptoms, there is nothing we can do. There is no cure for this. So we hydrate her, feed her, pet her, cuddle her, love her,...

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Coping with Life’s Struggles: Part Three, Coping with Disappointments

Coping with Life’s Struggles: Part Three, Coping with Disappointments

In this third episode of a three​-​part series on “Coping with Life’s Struggles,” Fr. Nicholas Louh shares his thoughts on how to cope with disappointments. He recounts from his personal life how, in their first year of marriage, he and his wife learned that she would have to spend a...

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