VIDEO: How To Prepare For Confession

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZda-nsWLvY Video and Photography By Stephen McElligott I found this video on my laptop and forgot it even existed. I initially went to photograph Fr. David as is evident from the thumbnail, but we had the idea to do a little video. We only did two videos. They're quite amateur in nature as I'm neither … Continue reading VIDEO: How To Prepare For Confession

Without Christ At Its Root, A Family Tree Dies And Is Forgotten About

Image by Patrisia Novianti from Pixabay In the Kingdom of the Lord, human relationships are not the same as they are perceived on earth. When a man dies although the family connection is always there, this doesn't save him nor is the family relationship established in heaven the same as on earth. What I mean … Continue reading Without Christ At Its Root, A Family Tree Dies And Is Forgotten About

An Encounter With A Walking Saint On The Beach

Image by kordula vahle from Pixabay I walk the dog along the beach almost every day except weekends. The reason I don't do weekends is that the population is too high on the beach at these times. I enjoy an empty sandy shore with little people about it because I love the silence gained from … Continue reading An Encounter With A Walking Saint On The Beach

Trying To Fix Things In The Church That Are Beyond Our Control

CDD20 from pixabay images We've all had those moments where we've tried to control that which is beyond our remit. The desire to control a situation beyond our reach is one of the many roots of emotional upset. One of those problems out of the orbit of our control is the very messy behaviour of … Continue reading Trying To Fix Things In The Church That Are Beyond Our Control

Better To Be Awake And Sin plenty, Than Asleep And Held Prisoner By A Multitude Of Demons

St.John Chrysostom Enthroned Today, on the Greek Orthodox calendar is the feast of St.John Chrysostom so happy feast to all my Greek Orthodox friends. I know of no other Christian tradition that holds him in higher regard than the Orthodox for a myriad of reasons. The same can not be said for the west. The … Continue reading Better To Be Awake And Sin plenty, Than Asleep And Held Prisoner By A Multitude Of Demons

There Is No Such Thing As Hell For God Is Merciful And Will Forgive Us All Our Sins

Image by nikolaytaman90 from Pixabay Many of the more careless sort of persons, using the loving kindness of God to increase the magnitude of their sins and the excess of their disregard, speak in this way, "There is no Hell, there is no future punishment, God forgives us all sins." John Chrysostom In my study … Continue reading There Is No Such Thing As Hell For God Is Merciful And Will Forgive Us All Our Sins

Irreligious People Claim They’re More Virtuous Than Christians But Is That True?

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay This post will discuss at length the question of some heathens who live decent lives and as a result, assume they don't need God. It will address the argument also that one does not need to go to Church in order to be a good person. "I know some secularists … Continue reading Irreligious People Claim They’re More Virtuous Than Christians But Is That True?