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Anyone need a FREE Saint Xenia (Orthodox Patroness of singles) ... Icon???

August 18, 2015 by bige3rd   Comments (3)

Dear OCD.com member's:
J-u-s-t, ask! Your Icon is my command. I just sent 2 more out last week.: )
And I still have prolly at good 20+ leftover from varying Monastic pilgrimages in the last handful of seasons. (here you go...help yourself)

Just send me a PM (personal message or eMail on here).
No need to publish anything in this blog. Then -as some of you have found out- give me; or should I say give the local U.S.P.S.'s, 5-10 business days or fortnight; to catch up to you; and for... Read full post

What thing(s) do you find that most increase your Orthodox spiritual life?

August 3, 2015 by bige3rd   Comments (4)

Not with any showmanship or publication put on display.

Just what helps edify you the most as a practicing O'dox Christian???(this could be anything, I just need (new) some ideas on how to grow or take Orthodoxy a bit more to heart...)

more prayer?
more fasting?
more alms giving?
more O'dox books/vids?
maybe less of something?
monastic campus pilgrimages?
other???

In short, what really helps FOCUS you as an Orthodox Christian?TIA!
stacey+

Anyone need a Saint Xenia (Orthodox Patroness of singles) ... Icon???

June 16, 2015 by bige3rd   Comments (2)

Dear OCD.com member's:
In 3 years on here I've managed to give away a total of 5 of these 100% FREE Icons to 4 different people. Thomas, Enya, Photini, and Fotini; would all agree, j-u-s-t, ask! Your Icon is my command. : )
I still have prolly at good 30+ leftover from varying Monastic pilgrimages in the last handful of seasons. (here you go...help yourself)Just send me a PM (personal message or eMail on here).
No need to publish anything in this blog. Then -as some of you have found out-... Read full post

Site shutdown

May 18, 2015 by peterpj   Comments (6)

Christ is Risen!
Hi all,
Sorry to say it but the site will be shutting down on June 1st. I have been the admin here since June 2011, so it'll be 4 years of taking care of the administration of the site and paying the bills. I tried to find a new Admin and I offered for others to take over, but unfortunately no one is both willing and able and I just don't have time to make the improvements to the site that you all deserve. 
I'm hopeful that someone else will move in to fill the gap this... Read full post

Anyone need a St.Xenia (Orthodox Patroness of singles) ... Icon???

May 11, 2015 by bige3rd   Comments (2)

I still have prolly at good 30+ leftover from varying Monastic pilgrimages in the last handful of seasons. (here you go...help yourself)Just send me a PM (personal message or eMail on here).No need to publish anything in this blog.Then -as some of you have found out- give me; or should I say give the local U.S.P.S.'s, 5-10 business days or fortnight; to catch up to you; and for me to actually get there; give/take.please, let me help!
stacey+

What is your favorite part of Great Lent?

February 17, 2015 by bige3rd   Comments (4)

I realize that Lent is a lotta things in Orthodox terms.Some might say it's a lotta rules and regulations --or just plain restrictions.
However, still yet, with that modern-day admission in place;... what is your favorite part of Great Lent?
 

 
stacey+

Love star "christmas star"

December 19, 2014 by ason_ofjesus   Comments (1)

In 3 languages :
 
Star-loving "Star of Christmas" O star of love "Star of Christmas" exalted above our heads to lead us to the baby Jesus, "Baby Love," to send rays and the heat of love, to escape the darkness of hatred and attention to someone else, to be replaced with love and peace in our hearts to inflame our hearts warmly love to escape the cold, my star Almighty enter our hearts, to sow our hearts love and peace shall be equipped with the child Jesus, O Child Jesus Almighty to... Read full post

Christ is Risen! Christos Anesti!

April 20, 2014 by peterpj   Comments (2)

Christ is Risen! Christos Anesti!
I hope everyone will have a blessed Paschal Feast!
And if anyone missed it (or could not understand last night), here is the Paschal Homily of St. John Chrystostom that is read every year: http://full-of-grace-and-truth.blogspot.ca/2014/04/paschal-homily-of-st-john-chrysostom.html
And a look at the yearly miracle, the Holy Light from Jersulaem: http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2014/04/a-first-look-at-holy-light-holy-fire-of.html?spref=fb
All the... Read full post

Elder Porphyrios officially recognized as Saint

November 27, 2013 by peterpj   Comments (7)

The news was released today and I wanted to share 
http://www.omhksea.org/2013/11/canonization-of-two-new-saints-by-the-ecumenical-patriarchate/
:)
Having read "Wounded By Love" and his life and other of his writings I can't wait for them to be republished now as being by "St. Porphyrios" :)
For me, he is the one Saint I know of who was alive in the body during my life time - though I'm sure Elder Paisios will follow him soon in being recognized as a Saint of our Church :)

Request for donations for a Parish Building for St Ilya of Georgia the Righteous in Georgia

October 26, 2013 by Anna   Comments (3)

http://oca.org/saints/lives/2013/07/20/103867-martyr-ilia-chavchavadze-of-georgia, all donations can be transferred to the following bank account: a/c 40817840530173315945, Bank: ZAO Citibank (Moscow)SWIFT: CITIRUMXCorr. Bank: Citibank NYSWIFT corr: CITIUS33# 36087478 Goal: Donation Please leave your holy names in the comments, they will be remembered during the mass services.
God bless you today and always