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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 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!

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?


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:
And a look at the yearly miracle, the Holy Light from Jersulaem:
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
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), 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 

Urgent Help to St. Catherine Monastery in Sinai!

September 14, 2013 by Anna   Comments (3)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
Brothers in the Monastery of Saint Catherine are starving. Let's help them together! The situation is critical!!
The contact in the monastery: Monk Gregorios Sinaite
tel. 00 20 122 325 47 45,
To God be the Glory!

Please help. :-)

June 23, 2013 by Nicodemus_Serpico   Comments (4)

Hello everyone. I am a graduate student that is closing out a MS in Instructional Technology program. My capstone project will be focusing on the induction/catechism process of Orthodoxy.

If you have a few minutes, please participate in this completely anonymous survey. It will greatly assist with the cause. Your participation is by no means mandatory, but would naturally be appreciated and very helpful. Thank you.

Best and worst practices of Orthodox Catechism

June 15, 2013 by Nicodemus_Serpico   Comments (10)

As an instructional designer, and someone that has been part of many different parishes across the country, I have discovered a need in the Orthodox faith. Our induction/catechism process is not as good as some others.

I will be designing an developing an improved method as a capstone project. To that end, would you be willing to share with me some of the experiences that you had that you think is very effective? In addition, what do you think can be improved on or added, and why?... Read full post