Review of Inner River, the latest book by Kyriacos C. Markides


I have read several of the books written by Kyriacos Markides. What I love the most about his books are his conversations with Fr. Maximos, an Athonite monk, now a bishop. Fr. Maximos is able to summarize matters of faith with the wisdom of an Athonite elder in a manner modern seekers can hear. He … Continue reading Review of Inner River, the latest book by Kyriacos C. Markides

Elder Paisius of Greece has a new disciple! Recommended reading, The Gurus, the Young Man and Elder Paisius


Our little dog, Bubba, loves to sit on the stairs in our cabin in process in Platina, CA, right above the icon of Elder Paisios of Mt. Athos. If you would like to read a remarkable book related to Orthodoxy and Eastern Religions and Gurus - in addition to my book - look no further! … Continue reading Elder Paisius of Greece has a new disciple! Recommended reading, The Gurus, the Young Man and Elder Paisius

Historical Comment about the New Age from my You Tube Channel and my response:


Comment: New Age practices and philosophies sometimes draw inspiration from major world religions: Buddhism, Taoism, Chinese folk religion, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism; with strong influences from East Asian religions, Gnosticism, Neopaganism, New Thought, Spiritualism, Theosophy, Universalism and Western esotericism. The term New Age refers to the coming astrological Age of Aquarius. My Reply: This … Continue reading Historical Comment about the New Age from my You Tube Channel and my response:

Wonderful video review of Veronica’s book released 12/28/11


Check out this wonderful video review of Veronica's book by David Withun released 12/28/11 A moving biography about the process of Christian conversion that takes you into not just the story, but a part of Veronica's soul and its journey to Christ and the Eastern Orthodox Church. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWbnkCOkh1A&feature=digest_fri Wednesday, December 28, 2011 Short book review: … Continue reading Wonderful video review of Veronica’s book released 12/28/11

St. Arsenios, The Cappadocian – The value of reading about the lives of Saints


Highly recommended books - Both are must reads. The Great Collection of the Lives of the Saints, Compiled by St. Demetrius of Rostov St. Arsenios the Cappadocian, written by Elder Paisios My husband and I have been reading the sweetest little book about the life of St. Arsenios the Cappadocian, written by Elder Paisios. This … Continue reading St. Arsenios, The Cappadocian – The value of reading about the lives of Saints

Follow your heart – but where is it leading me? Purification of the heart, mind and soul through the Jesus Prayer


I fasted and prayed both with a guru and Tibetan Lama.  After years struggling with calming my mind through a multitude of meditation techniques I found what I was looking for in the Jesus Prayer, "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me, a sinner".  For what I was truly looking for was … Continue reading Follow your heart – but where is it leading me? Purification of the heart, mind and soul through the Jesus Prayer

Introduction to the Jesus Prayer


Introduction to the Jesus Prayer Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me, a sinner. I have often read the Jesus Prayer in prayer books and heard it in church, but my attention was drawn to it first some years ago in Rumania. There in a small Monastery of Smbata, tucked away at … Continue reading Introduction to the Jesus Prayer

How did a New Age Baby Boomer Seeker wind up in the Eastern Orthodox Church?


Good Question and one I fully answer in my newly published book, The Pearl of Great Price. My blog is about: Seeking and finding Finding God in the early Church and the lives of Saints Engaging modern seekers who are still searching for their spiritual home to check out Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Eastern Orthodox Christianity … Continue reading How did a New Age Baby Boomer Seeker wind up in the Eastern Orthodox Church?

Beyond Seeking and Finding – the Life of the Soul in the Eastern Orthodox Church


Since my early 20s I have  been fascinated by the life of the soul, meditation techniques, and  mystical experiences - so much so that I pursued every spiritual avenue that presented itself to me without question or discernment for years - unless it was Catholic and or too Christian.  I had rejected the Catholic Church … Continue reading Beyond Seeking and Finding – the Life of the Soul in the Eastern Orthodox Church