“In Christ I am a New Creation, Taking up My Cross”, the long awaited first part of the sequel the to “The Pearl of Great Price” has been published!


Dear Readers, Glory to God for all things! In this my return to my blog post after two years of absence, I am so thrilled to announce that my second book is now available. If you would like to order a copy you can email me at thepearlofgreatprice@yahoo.com. The wonderful introduction to my book written … Continue reading “In Christ I am a New Creation, Taking up My Cross”, the long awaited first part of the sequel the to “The Pearl of Great Price” has been published!

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Orthodox Missionary Work, Finding the Lost Sheep, Podcast airing early Feb. 2015


Orthodox Missionary Work, Finding the Lost Sheep Chapter 15 of the Gospel of Luke begins with, “Then drew near to Him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him… What man of you having a hundred sheep, if he should loose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine, and go after … Continue reading Orthodox Missionary Work, Finding the Lost Sheep, Podcast airing early Feb. 2015

“Enter into thy closet and shut the door.” Matt. 6:6, The first in a Series on Internal Prayer


  Internal Prayer and Finding One's Deep Heart       St. Veronica When I wrote this post it was my name's day old calendar! "Those who only hear about spiritual meditation and prayer and have no direct knowledge of it are like a man blind from birth, who hears about the sunshine without ever … Continue reading “Enter into thy closet and shut the door.” Matt. 6:6, The first in a Series on Internal Prayer

Faith vs. Knowledge Part 2, Podcast airing July 16th on Pearls of Great Price, OCN


    Faith vs. Knowledge Part 2 It is not that knowledge is blameworthy, but that faith is higher…     What are the distinctions in knowledge; in which degree (when knowledge returns to its primary aim – the spiritual life) it comes into its nature and by its good discipline (fasting, alms, vigils, holiness… … Continue reading Faith vs. Knowledge Part 2, Podcast airing July 16th on Pearls of Great Price, OCN

Faith and Illumination, airing June 18th on OCN


    Faith and Illumination The Holy Spirit has descended! From heaven to earth!           In this second podcast about Faith, during the season of Holy Spirit, we will explore the relationship between faith and illumination, our regeneration in grace, and our second baptism. My resources for this podcast are: St. … Continue reading Faith and Illumination, airing June 18th on OCN

The first building block of our regeneration by Grace is Love, Podcast 4/2/2014 on OCN


PODCAST 4/2/14 - ABOUT LOVE "For love is of God and everyone that loves is born of God, and knows God. He that does not love, does not know God, for God is love. (John 4: 7-8) A summary of my commentary: The first essential building block in our efforts to be cooperative with God … Continue reading The first building block of our regeneration by Grace is Love, Podcast 4/2/2014 on OCN

Podcast Airing March 19, 2014, OCN, Introduction to my Podcast – Regeneration by Grace, Our Second Baptism


PODCAST OVERVIEW: PEARLS OF GREAT PRICE THE WRITTEN LEGACY OF THE SAINTS ABOUT OUR REGENERATION BY GRACE Airing Wednesday March 19th, 2014 Heartfelt cooperation with God is the key that unlocks the grace of the Holy Spirit.... St. Diadochos of Photiki, The Philokalia "Divine Grace confers on us two gifts through the baptism of regeneration, … Continue reading Podcast Airing March 19, 2014, OCN, Introduction to my Podcast – Regeneration by Grace, Our Second Baptism