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

The Popular World Versus The Unpopular World

Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Have you ever seen the movie, "The Matrix"? I am actually surprised by the number of people who haven't seen it. I think it's mainly due to the complex story that appeals to a youth familiar with the technology that the older generation mostly find alien. In the Matrix, … Continue reading The Popular World Versus The Unpopular World

Decision For A Date Of Entry Into The Orthodox Church

Today on the feast of the 7th Ecumenical council in the Orthodox Church, the priest approached me and my family after Liturgy. He asked us if we wanted to become Orthodox and that all we need to do is pick a day for the ceremony. As we are currently Catholic and baptized, all that is … Continue reading Decision For A Date Of Entry Into The Orthodox Church

What False Repentance Looks Like

False repentanceAs the tree is known by its fruit, so also is repentance. A sign of false repentance is when repentance takes place involuntarily, out of necessity, without pain and grief of heart, without contrition and feeling, without sighing and tears. Such repentance was shown by Pharaoh, who repented at every plague which came to … Continue reading What False Repentance Looks Like

Do Breathing Exercises Enhance Our Prayer Lives and Bring Peace?

When I was a young 11-13-year-old starting out in high school the local Catholic priest would visit us. The school had its oratory (it's a Catholic school) where the priest would take us for prayer. He was a young man and you could tell he was of middle-class countryside descent (most Irish Catholic priests are) … Continue reading Do Breathing Exercises Enhance Our Prayer Lives and Bring Peace?

Video: How To Expel Thoughts By St.Gregory Of Sinai

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

Why Children’s Prayers Get Answered More Than Adults

Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay When it comes to faith children always come out on top. There is no competition between the adult world and the one of children when it comes to faith. It's the reason why The Blessed Virgin Mary appears to them more than adults. They're far less likely to doubt … Continue reading Why Children’s Prayers Get Answered More Than Adults