Catholic Political Thought 101

January 25, 2023 0 Comments

Lifting the Veil: A Mystical Understanding of the Divine Liturgy

January 11, 2023 0 Comments

The Divine Liturgy makes present the events of salvation history and allows us to participate in the worship of God along with the whole cosmos. In this series, guided by Scripture and saints such as Maximos the Confessor and Symeon of Thessaloniki, we will explore the Church’s mystical interpretation of the Divine Liturgy and how …

The Holy Name of Jesus

January 9, 2023 0 Comments

The Name of Jesus Christ for the believer is like a high fortress-wall. It is not easy for the enemy to cheat his way through the heavy iron gates if our attention is not distracted by outside concerns. The Jesus Prayer gives the soul the strength to resist harmful influences from outside. It does even …

Benedict XVI: Prophet, Teacher, Father

January 2, 2023 0 Comments

Here’s a tribute by Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. “Benedict XVI constant lay in welcoming divine Revelation with obedience to the faith, without abandoning the role of the intellect and will, which reached a climax in his writings on Jesus, who is source and summit …

Why do Christians fast?

November 13, 2022 0 Comments

We are asked to observe several fasts in the course of the year. Some do it; others do not. Some know why the Church encourages us to fast; many have no clue as to why we fast and the spiritual and physical benefits to fasting. Join our friend, Abouna Moses to learn the “why” behind …

Byzantine Gospel Reflection for the Eighth Sunday after the Holy Cross

November 12, 2022 0 Comments

What we do to prepare for the Sunday Liturgy does matter. While all of us have busy lives on daily basis, we can never allow a so-called inability prepare for meeting the Lord in the Church’s worship with the excuse of other obligations. We all need to hear the Word of God. Time management needs …

What do you know about icons?

October 18, 2022 0 Comments

Being that today is the feast day of the apostle and evangelist, St. Luke, who is the patron saint of iconographers and artists, we ought to lift up in prayer all of the iconographers who have given the talent to serve the Lord with beautiful sacred art. This art is not wall decoration; icons are …