Daily Meditations

Will You Marry Me? For Forty-Five Minutes a Week? »

October 8th, 2019

~By Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis For I do not want to see you now just in passing; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits. I Corinthians 16:7   For anyone who is married, you’ve either had the experience of getting down on a knee and asking someone to marry you, or you’ve had the experience of having someone get on their knee and ask you.  Imagine […]

Sin: Symptom of Separation. Leaving the Garden »

October 7th, 2019

Now let’s look at “The Fall,” as we usually refer to the pivotal event described in Genesis 3. The Fall is not simply something that happened in one historical moment to one archetypal couple, Adam and Eve. It happens in all moments and lives. It is the shape of creation. It sets the plot line. After Adam and Eve took their identity as separate from their Source, “the eyes of […]

The Long Defeat and the Cross »

October 4th, 2019

By Fr. Stephen Freeman, May 7, 2015  Having posted an article on marriage as a “lifetime of suffering,” I thought it worth reflecting on the larger picture of the Christian faith in this world. For marriage is a primary image used throughout the New Testament when speaking of our salvation. In Christian terms – that marriage and that salvation are shown forth in the Cross of Christ. This article, from […]

Prayer of the Heart in an Age of Technology and Distraction, Part 4 »

October 3rd, 2019

By Fr. Maximos (Constas) Growing up we used to read newspapers in the house, and now they’re harder to find. The rise of the internet has had a very negative impact on journalism. The text of the newspaper is literally surrounded by advertisements, all of them literally screaming for your attention. There are ever-new methods of attracting your attention. It’s a struggle just to focus on the text in front […]

Thoughts on Morality and Transformation. Thoughts on the Paradox of Grief for Christians »

October 2nd, 2019

By Michael Haldas Thoughts on Morality and Transformation, June 7, 2016 “It’s all about becoming, not being; it’s about transformation of ourselves and our restoration to holiness, not making God keep a bargain with us to give us what we want or expect. This is because each one of us has a different complex of illnesses, and we respond in different ways to the various spiritual, therapeutic regimens available to […]