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

“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!

Sensual Judgment and Curiosity, the Robbers of Our Communion with God and Inner Stillness, airing March 2015


Sensual Judgment and Curiosity The Robbers of Our Communion with God and Inner Stillness "Try to be free of curiosity, for it can defile stillness as nothing else can." St. John Climacus In this podcast Veronica examines the sensual aspect of our fallen nature and how our physical senses and curious tendencies can entice and … Continue reading Sensual Judgment and Curiosity, the Robbers of Our Communion with God and Inner Stillness, airing March 2015

O Come, O Come Emanuel…., Part 3 on the Mother of God, The Holy Manifestation of her Virtue, The Incarnation of the Word


Happy Holidays! Blessed Nativity! “O come, O come Emanuel! Held ransom captive Israel. That mourns in lonely exile here, until the Son of God appears. Rejoice! Rejoice Emanuel shall come to thee O Israel.” We are awaiting the Incarnation of the Word, as Mary did so many years ago. St. Nickolai Velomirovic will be giving … Continue reading O Come, O Come Emanuel…., Part 3 on the Mother of God, The Holy Manifestation of her Virtue, The Incarnation of the Word

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”