New Kontakion for St. Veronica


In honor of my new calendar Names's Day for St. Veronica July 12/25, I am posting her new knotakion and a story from her new book I just published with the blessing of Bishop Benjamin. Holy Mother Veronica pray to God for us! Kontakion: Tone 5 O radiant star in the heavenly realm! O glory … Continue reading New Kontakion for St. Veronica

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St. Veronica Life and Liturgical Service, A New Book Release, June 2018


Saint Veronica An Eastern Orthodox Historical Overview and Liturgical Service $11.95 Softcover/full color interior Order a Book Blessed by Bishop Benjamin, OCA Passage from the Liturgical Services of this book: Vespers Lord I have cried, Tone 8  A woman with an issue of blood, who had suffered much and spent all she had on physicians, … Continue reading St. Veronica Life and Liturgical Service, A New Book Release, June 2018

Faith and the Temptations and Trails we face… St. Maximos the Confessor


We often use or hear the word "trial" or "temptation", which appears, for example in the Lords Prayer, and in many spiritual writings of the Church. What do we mean by this word? The trial is anything that leads us to a difficult place or to a crisis; it is anything that places pressure or … Continue reading Faith and the Temptations and Trails we face… St. Maximos the Confessor

Preserving Our Stillness and Joy, airing in May 2015 on OCN


Preserving Our Stillness and Joy It has been a while since I have recorded a podcast. The week before the weekend of The Cross, I contracted a terrible flu, which went viral and affected my brain! It was the most intense experience I have ever lived through. I had hallucinations for 10 days I went … Continue reading Preserving Our Stillness and Joy, airing in May 2015 on OCN

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

Mary, the First Hesyachist – Part II – “But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart”


Mary, the First Hesyachist Part II “But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart” While in the womb of the Advent Fast, awaiting the birth of Christ, let us enter into the prayer life of the Theotokos, whom St. Gregory Palamas called the first hesyachist and reflect on the value of … Continue reading Mary, the First Hesyachist – Part II – “But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart”

Part 2 on Prayer, The Reverent Approach to Loving Union with God, airing August 20th


Part 2 on Prayer The Reverent Approach to Loving Union with God       If we live in the world – we most likely are struggling with our prayer life. How can we transform our prayers so that they are more meaningful? How can we focus our mind in our hearts so that we … Continue reading Part 2 on Prayer, The Reverent Approach to Loving Union with God, airing August 20th