Tag: Orthodox

  • We can learn many things from older people because whatever they are, their personalities and characteristics, good and bad are amplified in old age. Just like the very, very young, so too the very old cannot hide behind masks of politeness and civility like younger people can. Everything they are, good or bad, pours out […]

  • Lent is a period of intense spiritual struggle using repentance, forgiveness, charity, prayer and fasting. The three weeks prior to Great Lent are the weeks of preparation where the Church teaches us what Lent is about and how to get the most out of this beautiful and deeply spiritual period. Each week of Triodion has its own […]

  • As a teenager, I spent years thinking about this question. “What is the difference between a Christian and all other good people who are not Christians?” Why be a Christian? Why not just be a good person and leave God out of the picture? This is a question many people have asked over the last […]

  • Death is painful. It hurts and it hurts deeply. Is there a greater personal sadness than the death of a mother, a father, a son, a daughter, a brother, a sister, a friend, or a spouse? At such moments, the words of Saint John of Damascus ring true, “What earthly sweetness ever remains unmixed with […]