When the Jesus Prayer confronts us

February 7, 2021 0 Comments

WHEN THE JESUS PRAYER CONFRONTS GROWLS DURING AN AFTERNOON WALK As I was out for my daily power walk at sunset, I decided to listen to a YouTube channel of the Jesus Prayer repeated 1,000 times in a whispering voice. The soothing prayer gave me a sense of deep peace and connectedness with God. I …

Meat Fare Sunday 2021

February 5, 2021 0 Comments

Let us therefore cast off every destructive madness so that we may gain the goods which have been promised to us in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Father and the Holy Spirit. St. John Chrysostom, On Fasting Meatfare Sunday (February 7, 2021) begins our more serious preparation for Great Lent. Instead …

Sunday of the Prodigal Son

January 29, 2021 0 Comments

Let us too return to our Father’s house, my brothers, and do not become captivated with desire for this transient earth —for your true city is in Eden. St. Ephrem the Syrian, Hymns on Paradise 14.7 Here is your link for the liturgical, biblical and catechetical resources for the Sunday of Prodigal Son from God …

Jesus Prayer

January 24, 2021 0 Comments

The Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican is a fitting day to familiarize us with the venerable Jesus Prayer. The Jesus Prayer Alice Herro Prayer, essential to Christian life, is one way we may communicate with God. It is the means by which we experience Jesus. Liturgical prayers conclude with the phrase, “through Jesus …

Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican

January 23, 2021 0 Comments

Tomorrow, Sunday, January 24, 2021, is the Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican, our journey to the Great Fast (Lent) is warmer. Which one do we most resemble: the Pharisee or the Publican, or a little bit of both??? At this link provided by God With Us Online, you can find the liturgical, catechetical …

Sunday of Zacchaeus

January 16, 2021 0 Comments

This Sunday, January 17, 2021, is the Sunday of Zacchaeus, signaling the remote preparation for Great Lent! It is a great Sunday to invite our family and friends to worship with us. If you have been away from church, it’s time to begin your journey home this Sunday! At this link provided by God With …

Online study on the Divine Nature

January 12, 2021 0 Comments

God With Us Online is offering a free 3 part study on Theois, deification –an essential point of our Eastern Christian faith. This brief course of study contributes to our ongoing work of Adult Faith Formation. “God has called his people to become partakers of His Divine Nature (2 Peter 1:4). Join us for this …