Church should be the center of our lives throughout the year and summer is no exception. More » All marriages need to be nurtured from the first day to the last of our lives.
In all relationships we seek to know and understand the other—just as the other mutually comes to know and understand us. When we experience someone taking the time to know us by asking questions, listening, and sharing their own thoughts and feelings, we feel connected.
What is best about the Orthodox Church—holding true to early teachings and traditions—also presents its greatest challenge: making sure tradition doesn’t trump appropriate treatment of others.
While many prize the richness of the Orthodox Church, our traditions can lead to exclusion of some from fully participating in the community of Christ.
Unlike 3generation Orthodox women, our daughters don’t have memories of grandparents settling in a new country, building bedrock church communities.
Church leaders, most familiar with their ‘boomer’ moms and sisters, may be unaware of how radically different life is for a millennial young woman.She has asked that I prepare a tape of all of the “popular” russian folk dances that are typically played at the wedding reception (she is having a DJ…Is it possible to convert to Othodoxy after being divorced?The Biblical Greek term for sin, αμαρτία (amartia), means "sin": it implies that one's aim is out and that one has not reached the goal, one's fullest potential.As in Western Christianity, in Eastern Orthodoxy the goal is union with God.More » Does the Church hold up any paradigms for marriage to provide the framework for a Christ-centered marriage? The Church offers three icons from which we can learn how to live the married life: Christ the Bridegroom, Sts. These icons represent the three dimensions of marriage, the personal, the intimate, and the communal, respectively.