The Opportunity of COV19 – Live Each Day as if it Were Our Last – in Prayer and Action for God and Others – “the way everlasting.” Ps. 138


"For darkness will not be darkness with Thee, and night shall be bright as the day; as is the darkness thereof, even so shall the light thereof be." Selections from Psalm 138, Orthodox Psalter "Oh Lord, that has proved me and Thou knowest me; Thou knowest my down-sitting and my uprising. Thou hast discerned my … Continue reading The Opportunity of COV19 – Live Each Day as if it Were Our Last – in Prayer and Action for God and Others – “the way everlasting.” Ps. 138

How to Forgive


How to Forgive Put aside all resentment The decision to forgive another person a wrong done to us begins when we decide to let go of resentment and thoughts of revenge. To forgive someone does not mean that we forget what they did to us, for this may be impossible. The memory of the hurt … Continue reading How to Forgive

Veronica will be interviewed on Everyday Orthodox, Dec. 15th, 6 PM Central


I will be a guest on Ancient Faith Radio with Elissa Bjeletich on Dec. 15th for her live call-in show. To listen live, you go to ancientfaith.com and on the right-hand side just a little way down the page, you click on the "Listen" button below "Talk" or "Music". That creates a little popup player … Continue reading Veronica will be interviewed on Everyday Orthodox, Dec. 15th, 6 PM Central

An Ignored Heart is a Lost Heart


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

Live as if we are Living in Eternal Time.


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.

Using Our Talents for Good


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


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

During the Lenten Fast we must work for inner peace…


"During the Great Lenten Fast, each day brings on new challenges regarding the health of our soul. Trials and temptations, especially during this fast period, confront us. But we must struggle to bring about a peaceful heart, and bring forth the healing we need, that our soul gain spiritual strength. Reacting to another’s negativity does … Continue reading During the Lenten Fast we must work for inner peace…

The Tension That Keeps us Striving Towards Our Salvation…


"The most radical thing is to keep always the feeling of our own insufficiency in relation to God. Then we will enter a permanent state of tension between self-condemnation and the love of Christ, between repentance and hope in the mercy of God. On the one hand, we live in anguish at being so far … Continue reading The Tension That Keeps us Striving Towards Our Salvation…