The Teachings of the Holy Fathers and Mothers of the Eastern Orthodox Church about our regeneration by grace This series is about the continual conversion and regeneration by grace that happens by our permission after we are received into the Church and how we can more willingly participate in that process with God. They were … Continue reading Select Podcasts from Veronica’s Podcast Series on OCN are now available her website and Sound Cloud
The Heart An Ignored Heart is a Lost Heart It is important that we direct all our thoughts, all our actions, and all our desires towards a burning love for God. Our heart must become inflamed with the love of God, and all our intellectual and emotional striving must be directed towards the development of … Continue reading An Ignored Heart is a Lost Heart
I came accross two remarkable quotes about how to live in the present and how to deal with tragedy or sorrows in the present. "Let us keep control over our mind in the face of the distractions of the exterior world. Without ascetic effort, our mind will never be able to remain constantly in God. … Continue reading Live as if we are Living in Eternal Time.
The Lord said, "No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, that those who enter may see the light. For nothing is hid that shall not be made manifest, nor anything secret that shall not be known and come to … Continue reading Using Our Talents for Good
Theosis The Meaning of Salvation in the Ancient Church According to Protopresbyter George Metallinos, Dean of the Athens University School of Theology, “For we Orthodox the unique and absolute goal of life in Christ is theosis, our union with God, so that man – through his participation in God’s uncreated energy – may become “by … Continue reading Theosis
In her striving to follow the commandments of God, the only thoughts the Theotokos filled herself with those dedicated to God. She prepared her body and soul to be a pure vessel for the Lord. May we too fill our souls with the love of God and receive His Holy Spirit in the sanctified … Continue reading Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives
I am starting up my blog again! I published my second book in June of 2017 and then shortly after, I lost my dear husband, Gregory and moved. I am resurfacing and starting up my writing and work again. May God bless! After any of us loses someone we dearly love, a part of us … Continue reading The Good Shepard knows His sheep and they know His Voice