“Today He who hung the earth upon the waters is hung upon the Cross. He who is King of the angels is arrayed in a crown of thorns. He who wraps the Heavens in clouds is wrapped in the purple of mockery. He who in Jordan set Adam free receives[…} Read more….
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“This is my commandment: that you love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:12-13 Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend
This week’s Joyful Noise is a republication of last week’s helpful column on preparing children for Holy Week and Pascha. As we prepare for the latter half of the week, beginning with today’s service of Holy Unction, it is even more valuable to read. Taking the extra time to plan your Holy[…} Read more….
“Christianity has had a series of revolutions, and in each one of them Christianity has died. Christianity has died many times and risen again; for it had a God who knew the way out of the grave.” – G.K. Chesterton Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Print for[…} Read more….
The kitchen is often the heartbeat of the home. It is the place where we experience a kind of communion–bonding through the sustenance of our everyday foods. Lenten cooking can be daunting, even for those practiced vegans or vegetarians. As a mother of young children, I often find it difficult[…} Read more….
CLEAN MONDAY My dearly beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, “The arena of the virtues has been opened. Let all who wish to struggle for the prize now enter, girding themselves for the noble contest of the Fast; for those that strive lawfully are justly crowned. Taking up the armor of the[…} 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? Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend
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….