If I Should Descend to Hades

If I Should Descend to Hades

Humanity has always searched and strived to avoid discomfort, pain, sorrow, and boredom.  However, we in the 21st century have perfected this avoidance.  As soon as we are hungry, we eat, and never has it been more convenient.  Boredom has become untenable in our culture.   Boredom must be kept...

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Saint Isidora of Tabenna Monastery

Saint Isidora of Tabenna Monastery

Very little is known about this monastic who chose the role of Fool for Christ, except that if she existed at all, she was one of the earliest recognized Fools in our history. She is said to have lived at the Tabenna monastery in Egypt. Tabenna, or Tabennesi, was the...

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When Enough Isn’t Enough

When Enough Isn’t Enough

Everyone thirsts for something, but only one thing will satisfy your heart. Jesus said, “”If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” (John 7.37-38) It is only when...

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Good for the Gander

Good for the Gander

The recent sexual abuse scandals in Christian Protestant circles, and the “purity” subculture from which the scandal originates, have the internet finally talking, in Protestant circles, about the whole “purity” and modesty issue. Christian Protestants are finally waking up to what most of us already know: that a woman’s goodness,...

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Panagia Ipseni Giving Strength, Hope to Orthodox in U.S.

Panagia Ipseni Giving Strength, Hope to Orthodox in U.S.

By Xrisanthi (Kristin) Giannas DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As the sun set on Daytona Beach, hymns began inside the Greek Orthodox Church just a few blocks from the ocean on Wednesday evening. The faithful packed St. Demetrios on Halifax Avenue, to be in the presence of two nuns, and the miraculous icon...

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