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Chrismation: A Rambling Path to Orthodoxy

A reverent fear of God and relationship with Jesus served as the spiritual foundation in my parent’s household, and I am eternally grateful for their devotion – especially the unwavering hope of my mother. But children don’t forever remain in their parent’s home (at least that’s the usual plan), and […]

Baptism and Chrismation

We have noted that the service of baptism has undergone a long and profound development. In the early days of the Church’s history, those desiring to become Christians were first enrolled as catechumens, and continued in that state for some months or even years. Their baptism came as the culmination […]

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos   On the first Sunday of Lent, we celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy, that is to say the feast of the restitution of the holy icons, as the Church once again, by the grace of God, vanquished the heresy of the iconoclasts and preserved with exactitude […]