Blessed Nativity

Have a blessed Nativity. Let us not forget that we are in the celebratory festal season until the forefeast of Epiphany!   Christ is Born! Glorify Him!   Advertisements

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Canon of the Nativity

During Matins this Sunday, most churches will only sing the Irmos from each Ode. The cannon is so very rich, however! I have posted it in its entirety for your spiritual contemplation. Ode 1… Continue reading

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We Must Pray and Trust in God

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.       Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.     Blessed are the pure in… Continue reading

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Why the Modern World Needs Icons, Jennifer Fulwiler

Yesterday was one of those days when it’s hard to pray… As I sat in my room and stared at Christ the Teacher, I got lost in all the messages conveyed in the image.… Continue reading

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Go Vote!

Tomorrow is election day. Having the right to vote we need to exercise that right and do it in as Orthodox a manner as possible. St. John Chrysostom, who lived during times of peace and persecution against… Continue reading

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Providing Aid in the Wake of Sandy

There is a way for you to help provide relief through an Orthodox Organization which sends 92% of ALL of its profits for help and its matched by $7 to every $1 donated.… Continue reading

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Why I Choose to Fight

“How many of you honestly believe that we will ever be able to make abortion illegal?” [no hands raise] “people should at least have the ability to make the choice to have abortions… Continue reading

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Voting Orthodox

Regardless of your opinions on who is going to do a better job at running the country, we can agree on one fact: There is no such thing as a “moral” party, and… Continue reading

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You are the counter culture…

You are the counter culture…. Great, thoughtful post. “It’s all upside down and deviancy has become the new norm while what used to be considered, at least grudgingly, “Normal”, is the new sideshow.… Continue reading

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Breaking down SB1172: Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy

Effective January 1st in California, “gay-conversion-therapy” will be banned for children under the age of 12. The practices were deemed as “psychological abuse” by the governor. The bill is SB 1172 which you… Continue reading

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Body Revolution or Body Devolution?

I’m beautiful in my way ‘Cause God makes no mistakes I’m on the right track, baby I was born this way Don’t hide yourself in regret Just love yourself and you’re set I’m… Continue reading

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Anti Cosmopolitan Mission

Personally, I didn’t crack open my first cosmopolitan magazine until I was 20 years old. I was sitting in a neighbor’s room and incredibly bored with the conversation. The cover had always been… Continue reading

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1812 Overture with Vocal Lord Save Thy People

The 1812 overture performed live in Sienna in 1812. The arrangement begins with the choir singing Lord Save Thy People and has a pretty phenomenal ending!  

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Lord Save Thy People and the 1812 Overture

The Year 1812, which is more popularly known as the 1812 overture was written by Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky to commemorate the victory over Napoleon. The overture debuted in the Cathedral of Christ the… Continue reading

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Blessed Elevation of the Cross!

Another example of our women doing great works for the Church! Blessed feast! The Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Creating Cross of the Lord: The pagan Roman emperors tried to completely eradicate from… Continue reading

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