September 11, 2017 My Beloved Ones, “O Lord our God… Be the Helmsman of our life, O calm haven of tempest-tossed. Make known to us the way in which we should walk.” (Prayer to the Holy Spirit by St. Basil the Great) Today is a day that will forever be[…} Read more….
Every newly married couple brings unique talents and experiences together to form their new household. In the Orthodox Church, we encourage our faithful to create their new home as our “little house church” where we worship and witness God, and serve and offer fellowship in Jesus’ Name, “the name that[…} Read more….
Join us today as we discuss grief, sadness, and processing the loss of someone close to your heart. Focusing on Christ, and keeping your eyes on HIM, will help you find clarity and acceptance for what you are feeling and experiencing as you grieve and will also help you to[…} Read more….
My father of blessed memory loved to lift up the lives of the saints with my mother, my two brothers, and me. Dad brought them to life by challenging us to imitate the Christian virtues their lives expressed. He guided our understanding that if we are to live as part[…} Read more….
I love how the hymns of the Church take the mysteries of Christ and illumine them for us as we participate in the rhythms of the Church. They are full of such profound beauty. They can simultaneously be a balm for our aching hearts and also a joyful exclamation. The[…} Read more….
Summertime means lots of family togetherness, which often leads to stepping on each others toes as here and there along the way. Join us today as Eleni and Paula discuss what it means to forgive, the steps to forgiveness and reconciliation, and how prayer fits within the whole process. We[…} Read more….
Take notice today of the multitude of blessings that exist in your life. Yes, we have worries, disappointments, things that don’t work out, long to do lists, but we also have life’s opposing force of goodness that is ever-present, if we only choose to notice it. I see hurt, worry,[…} Read more….
“God was the reason of true faith and good behavior and of the knowledge of technology among people. While people continually felt God above them, before them, and around them, in the same way air and light is felt, they attributed and dedicated all their technological works and handiwork to Him,[…} Read more….
It’s a common scenario, we’ve all seen it and many of us are trying to manage it – a whole family at dinner, and everyone is on a device. Join us today as we discuss how to balance the risks and benefits of screen time, while fostering a close, Christ-centered[…} Read more….
“What we love is what we orient our lives toward. Christian liturgies shape our vision for the good life and aim our hearts towards God. ” — The Areopagus podcast, “Are We Doing Youth Ministry Wrong?” “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 These[…} Read more….
When I first was asked to write for Family Life Ministry, one of the first thoughts I had was “I don’t know enough to do that.” I felt very inadequate. I am not an expert at anything by any means. I don’t say that in a false humility kind of[…} Read more….
The gospel lesson from Matthew 8:5-13 begins when a Roman centurion beseeches Jesus to heal his beloved servant who is in a hopeless situation. Roman centurions were the military backbone of the Roman military and spoke with the emperor’s authority. While the centurion is a man of authority, he is[…} Read more….