“Be perfect, as your Father in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48)Read more
The Mother of God and the Dignity of Women
For a tragically long time, men have neglected, exploited and abused women using the excuse that it was Eve who caused the Fall, and therefore, the “daughters of Eve” "have it coming to them".Read more
Why Do People Come to Church?
Intentionally or unintentionally, a parish lives by a certain approach, which "speaks" to a specific group (or groups) of people...Read more
The Myth of Maintenance
“Everything is fine the way it is. Why change?” “We don’t need new members. We just need to keep the ones we already have.” “If too many new people join, the parish won’t be the same.” ...Read more
What does “Ukrainian” have to do with “Orthodox”?
The Orthodox faith is lived in its fullest precisely within the context of its ethnic expressions. To take away the ethnic connection of the Orthodox parishes, they said, would be to take away the very thing which helped them to maintain their faith in the first place ...Read more
Orthodoxy 101: Some basic facts about the Orthodox Church
Although Eastern Orthodoxy has been called North America’s “best-kept secret”, It is a Faith that has given guidance, strength and edification to millions of believers over the course of 20 centuries. Here are some basic facts about the Orthodox Church...Read more
Monasticism is the heart and soul of Christ’s Body, that is, the Church. It is a fundamental part of the foundation of the Christian Church. Today there is no Orthodox Church without monastics.Read more
Monasticism – Historical and Present Day
Most of Orthodox monasteries follow the cenobitic rule of monastic life: a community of monastics holding all things in common, following a daily schedule of prayer and work in obedience to their spiritual father/mother...Read more
Great Vespers: Evening Worship
"And the evening and the morning were the first day." (Gen 1:5)Read more