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Return to Paradise: The How and Why of Fasting
5 Apr 2021 at 9:27am
Return to Paradise: The How and Why of Fasting

We are now well into the Holy and Great Fast of Lent, but for many of us it may have already begun to seem tedious: a routine and perhaps even empty exercise. This article by Fr Steven Ritter addresses this state of mind, offering fresh, thought-p...



A Reference to Alyosha Karamazov
19 Mar 2021 at 6:41am
A Reference to Alyosha Karamazov

"Ayosha, the "angelic brother" of Dostoevsky’s novel. Aloysha the monastic novice. Alyosha the compassionate. Alyosha, who has chosen to live only for God. Yes. But Alyosha the depraved? Alyosha the corrupt. . .Alyosha the insect? Christos Yannara...



Is That All There Is? Mystery In The World
2 Mar 2021 at 7:25am
Is That All There Is? Mystery In The World

The insights of Dan Buxhoeveden (J.D from Loyola University, PhD from the University of Chicago) into the relation between natural sciences and the mystery of nature are no mere armchair speculation. He is an Orthodox Christian who teaches at the ...



Book Review: The Ethics of Beauty
30 Jan 2021 at 11:04am
Book Review: The Ethics of Beauty

In this short review, Dr. David Ford writes that The Ethics of Beauty by Dr. Timothy Patitsas "...has already brought for many people life-changing healing and personal reconciliation with God and with others." Patitsis covers a wide range of topi...



The Dystopian Nightmares of Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World
26 Jan 2021 at 2:22pm
The Dystopian Nightmares of Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World

As a new regime takes office in Washington, utopian dreams are reigning in high fashion. A good time, no doubt, to reflect two classic novels warning of the dystopian danger that invariably arises when utopian fantasies are implemented at the expe...



Psalm Eight and the Mystery of the Incarnation
8 Jan 2021 at 11:44am
Psalm Eight and the Mystery of the Incarnation

As we continue—or for those of us observing the Old Calendar Feast, as we begin—to meditate on the Incarnation of Christ, following our celebration of His Nativity, we can find a luminous source of insight in the typology and prophetic power of Ps...



St. Ephrem the Syrian: Hymn of the Nativity
22 Dec 2020 at 7:09am
St. Ephrem the Syrian: Hymn of the Nativity

St. Ephrem's "Hymns on the Nativity" are like a dazzling display of Christmas lights -- or better yet, like the brightly shining stars shimmering over the fields of Bethlehem. St Ephrem believes that God reveals Himself through "raze" (symbols, my...



St. Paisios: Too Many Worries Will Distance Us From God
14 Dec 2020 at 9:16am
St. Paisios: Too Many Worries Will Distance Us From God

Like Jesus’ friend Martha in the Gospel of St Luke, we “are worried and troubled about many things.” But as we prepare ourselves for the Nativity of Christ — as we look ahead toward His birth not in a royal chamber, but in the rustic and unpretent...



Analyzing the “New Totalitarianism” of Today
27 Nov 2020 at 7:22am
Analyzing the “New Totalitarianism” of Today

Italian philosopher Augusto Del Noce (1910–1989) argued prophetically more than half a century ago, that modern technology was being used to implement a “quiet totalitarianism,” one that by avoiding the overt violence of the Nazi and Soviet regim...




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  • Wed
    21Apr

    6:00pm Presanctified Liturgy
  • Fri
    23Apr

    6:00pm Little Compline - Canon of the Raising of Lazarus
  • Sat
    24Apr

    Lazarus Saturday
    8:45am Matins (Morning Prayers)
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
    5:00pm Great Vespers



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