Designed by Maximos Salzman, our new logo features the icon of the Hospitality of Abraham (symbolic of the communion found within the Holy Trinity), representative of familial love. The dove within the Cross is symbolic of the presence of the Holy Spirit in the ministry. As always, please feel free to leave[…} Read more….
(32) Now they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed. And as they followed they were afraid. Then He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them the things that would happen to Him: (33) “Behold, we[…} Read more….
My main source for this article is the writing of an articulate woman, Cally, who has experienced the hurricane (hence the calm of eye of the storm metaphor) of a divorce and wanted to help others. Cally wrote: As one who has hope but is still in the chaos of ‘post-storm clean-up’,[…} Read more….
With a bright smile Father Jacob lifted our crowns, placed them on our heads and sung thrice, “O Lord our God, crown them with glory and honor,” and with each making the sign of the cross over us both as one, uniting in God what previously was separate. Then pouring[…} Read more….
The tragedy of terrorism at the Boston Marathon brings sadness to everyone, but there is a special stress for parents who will be discussing this with their children. Here are some suggestions to help: Be Factual: try to digest the news yourself and know the facts when possible before discussing[…} Read more….
April 16, 2013 Reverend Clergy and the Faithful of the Holy and God-protected Metropolis of Atlanta My dearly beloved, “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” John 1:4-5 Greetings in the[…} Read more….
Prayer is an essential element of our Orthodox Christian life. As Orthodox parents, it is paramount that we teach our children to pray and to include our children in family prayer. Most people will ask, “What do you mean, teach my child to pray? We say ‘Now I lay me[…} Read more….
Can you imagine not hearing from or talking to your loved ones (our children, our parents, our family and friends…)? How then, must our Lord feel when we are not spending time with Him in prayer?
I’m refreshed by the simple beauty that surrounds me in church during a Lenten evening service. The soft glow of the candlelight illuminates the icons and the flowers in front of them, and the soft light surrounded by darkness soothes my overstimulated eyes. I stand quietly while the soft chanting[…} Read more….
Prayer by Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow Lord, grant me to greet the coming day in peace. Help me in all things to rely upon your holy will. In every hour of the day reveal your will to me. Bless my dealings with all who surround me. Teach me to treat[…} Read more….
My husband and I took dancing lessons early in our marriage. I wanted to feel free and happy as I danced with him, but was hampered by my unwillingness to be truly vulnerable. I often stepped on his feet and was so nervous I was a little stiff. I remember concentrating on[…} Read more….
Christ weeps at the grave of his dead friend Lazarus- what a powerful witness! He does not say, “Well, now he is in heaven, everything is well; he is separated from this difficult and tormented life” Christ does not say all those things we do in our pathetic and uncomforting[…} Read more….
Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. John 12:24 God has given us many ways of seeing death and resurrection in our daily lives. Each dawn is like a[…} Read more….