Some say they go to church to "pray." But is that why we gather together as a Eucharistic community? On Worship in Spirit and Truth, Fr. Thomas Hopko explains the differences between communal worship and our personal prayer life.
St. Symeon teaches that when we pray, the indwelling Light of Christ can lift us up to the very Paradise of which St. Paul himself haltingly spoke. Fr. Gregory Hallam addresses this assertion and more on a new A Voice from the Isles.
Fr. Meletios Webber is back from the Holy Lands! On a brand new Jottings from a Holy Mountain, the Abbott of the Holy Monastery of St. John of San Francisco continues his account of what he saw and shares his overall assessment of the trip.
American Orthodox History is back! Host Matthew Namee speaks at the Fortieth Biennial Clergy Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in Atlanta, Georgia.
Fr. Thomas Hopko begins looking at the 102 Canons of the "Quinisext," or the Fifth and Sixth Ecumenical Councils, sometimes referred to as the Council in Trullo. Maximus the Confessor is affirmed and many Patriarchs and Popes are anathematized.
Many meals are eaten in the restaurant setting. On a new Food, Faith, and Fasting, Rita Madden provides strategies on how to eat in a spiritually minded manner at the restaurant and explains how these good food choices can benefit your health.
Should the faithful be creating Orthodox colleges and universities? On a new Faith and Philosophy, Clark Carlton shares his thoughts on the place of Orthodox Christianity in the academy.
On a new A Voice from the Isles, guest homilist Subdeacon Immanuel speaks about the celebration of the saints of Britain and Ireland, as well as all saints abroad. Pictured here is St. Botolph, the patron saint of travellers.