On Judgement: Letter to Publius –St. Ephraim the Syrian

Notice the twelve thrones that are fashioned on it for judgment Notice how the tribes stand there trembling and how the many nation stand there quaking Notice how their bodies share and their… Continue reading

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Nun Praying in Stillness

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Monday of Cheesefare

This week we begin following the Triodion daily. Triodion for the Monday of Cheesefare  In matins we receive a call to fasting and preparation: The gateway to divine repentance has been opened: let… Continue reading

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Preparing for Lent–CrossFit Style; 5 ideas

CrossFit is all the rage nowadays for optimal health. Your average girl next door is now lifting 150 lbs no problem and your drinking buddy from college turned into the Hulk in 2… Continue reading

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Orthodox Offense

Educator Etiquette Rule #1: Never offend anyone. Ever. Such an offense against a student, parent or colleague could easily cost you your job and reputation. It is rather sad that in a world where few excellent educators… Continue reading

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Originally posted on lessons from a monastery:
(Source) My translation of the Greek text, edited for clarity. In the year 1902, due to a lack of food, the elders of St. Pantelimon Monastery…

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Follow the March for Life Live — Courtesy of EWTN

The 40th annual March for life is being held NOW in Washington D.C. Hundreds of thousands gather for this annual event. http://www.ewtn.com/live/ewtnplayer/jwplayer.asp?bottom=false&feed=domeng

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Why I Raise My Children Without God — A Response

TXBlue08, a mother of two teenagers in Texas, blogs about raising her children without religion. She said she shared this essay on CNN iReport because ‘I just felt there is not a voice… Continue reading

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Originally posted on Dover Beach:
In this great article by Emily Esfahani Smith in The Atlantic. The author writes about how some studies suggest that we should pursue meaning instead of the ever…

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From Job to Vocation; Finding Meaning in Employment

Three men are found smashing boulders with iron hammers.  When asked what they are doing, the first man says, “Breaking big rocks into little rocks.” The second man says, “Feeding my family.” The… Continue reading

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Life of St. Anthony

The internet is such a wonderful thing! For the complete text of the life of St. Anthony, go to http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf204.xvi.ii.iii.html Blessed Feast

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Banning Women From Worship

No women allowed: Tourist destinations where females are forbidden was the title of an article which caught my eye yesterday morning as I skimmed my Google News page. I eagerly clicked the link, of course… Continue reading

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2012 in review

Well this is kind of cool: Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the… Continue reading

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Where do We Begin?

Our world has changed drastically. This is no surprise. There are few things left in our society which are viewed as disgraceful and sinful. Divorce is a simple fact of life and a… Continue reading

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