13 years ago I had quite the conversion experience in the Catholic faith. When I came home from Scotland, although interested in the Eastern Orthodox Church, all that surrounded me happened to be Catholic. I'm 23 years of age and I don't drive. In the months that follow I have a great conversion experience but … Continue reading Why After 13 Years I Still Feel Drawn Towards Orthodoxy
Last night I suffered from such a bad migraine that I went to bed sooner than would be usual for me. I took 500mg of Naprosyn which is a very strong anti-inflammatory. I always hope to go to sleep fast because with a migraine they say sleep helps. When I woke up I didn't feel … Continue reading A Testimony To The Power Of Christs Presence
Image by Anemone123 from Pixabay Saint Paul was an enemy of Christ who went from house to house arresting Christians. He held the clothes of those who stoned Saint Stephen to death. He was 100% committed to routing out Christians and either driving them out or exterminating them. What happened? On his travels the Lord … Continue reading Blinded By Christ For Our Own Spiritual Benefit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ1PK20FYgo O.K so I'm freaked out a little. I made this video where I read St.Gregory of Sinai (an Orthodox mystic of the 13th century) to you. I did so alongside Bulgarian chants of the Orthodox Church playing in the background for some ambience. Then I decide to actually research him so I can explain … Continue reading Video: How To Expel Thoughts By St.Gregory Of Sinai
Image by Brigitte makes custom works from your photos, thanks a lot from Pixabay I grew up in a very secular liberal world which only increased when I entered the arts. The art world is a very liberal one. Liberals are extremely loving people whose moral compass just happens to be a bit out of … Continue reading Liberals Are Closer To Christ Than They Think
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFkOzCJ1y44&t=252s In his video Brian makes a claim that with the new sidelining of the Latin Mass by Pope Francis (something I agree with and have discussed why in the past) many Orthodox are using this opportunity to poach themselves some Catholics. People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones right? When Russia got into an … Continue reading Are Orthodox Poaching Latin Catholics?
For those of us in the west, when monks here do a call to prayer they ring out Bells. In some countries and monasteries in the east the call to prayer is seen as going to do battle with the invisible power of darkness and so they sound the drum as if going into war. … Continue reading The Drum Monks Use When Going To Do Battle With Demons
There's nothing worse than standing behind the guy who takes forever at paying for his Gas am I right? We've all experienced the inconvenience of this at one point or another in our lives. Observe your irritability and ask yourself where it comes from? Then observe the non-irritability of the other man waiting in the … Continue reading The Inconvenience Of Life
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay This morning I thought more about my encounter with the Greek Orthodox priest at his parish Church. He made quite a strong impression upon me. For someone who didn't speak English that well he did a fantastic job at talking about the theology of St.John the Baptist and the significance … Continue reading Have You Eaten From My Fruit?
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Something happened me recently that prevented me from going forward in a particular project. A person said to me that it was not Gods Will and that everything is Gods Will. I explained that everything is not Gods Will. For example It is not the Will of God that we … Continue reading Not Everything Is Gods Will