Just Pray!

"Do not concern yourself with the number of prayers read, but only lift your heart and mind to the Lord in prayer, and continue in a worthy manner for the time set aside. A few prayers, correctly read, are better than many prayers read through. And, of course, it is hard to keep from rushing... Continue Reading →

Children’s Book Review: In the Candle’s Glow

Ancient Faith Publishing has done it again. This year, they released a children's book that is both beautiful in teaching the Orthodox Christian faith, as well as rich in story and imagery. Elizabeth Crispina Johnson, author of In the Candle's Glow, has provided a wonderful children's book, in which both child and parent grow in... Continue Reading →

We Pray (Children’s Book Review)

To any orthodox parent out there, I highly recommend the newly released Ancient Faith Publishing book, We Pray, by Daniel G. Opperwall. We were gifted this book, by the lovely John and Tonya Maddex, co-founders of Ancient Faith Ministries. The Honey Badger loves this book. She is 2 years old now, but I believe that... Continue Reading →

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

Father Alexander Schmemann's book, Great Lent: Journey to Pascha is the book that I am following during this season of preparation and fasting. Sunday, February 21st, we commemorated the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee. As mentioned in a previous blog post, the previous Sunday of Zacchaeus focused on desire; the Sunday of the... Continue Reading →

55 Maxims

So last week I stumbled upon a podcast by the late Father Thomas Hopko on Ancient Faith Radio (AFR). For those of you that may not be familiar with Father Thomas Hopko, he served as the Dean Emeritus at St. Vladamir's Orthodox Seminary in Crestwood, New York prior to his passing away last year. His... Continue Reading →

Daily Prayers

Three weeks ago I began to apply principles which are considered staples in which one lives and practices their Orthodox Christian faith; I started the fasting process three weeks ago and then introduced morning prayer two weeks ago. The first of the two is routine fasting. These fast days are every Wednesday and Friday throughout... Continue Reading →

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