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
Internal Prayer and Finding One's Deep Heart St. Veronica When I wrote this post it was my name's day old calendar! "Those who only hear about spiritual meditation and prayer and have no direct knowledge of it are like a man blind from birth, who hears about the sunshine without ever … Continue reading “Enter into thy closet and shut the door.” Matt. 6:6, The first in a Series on Internal Prayer
Faith vs. Knowledge Part 2 It is not that knowledge is blameworthy, but that faith is higher… What are the distinctions in knowledge; in which degree (when knowledge returns to its primary aim – the spiritual life) it comes into its nature and by its good discipline (fasting, alms, vigils, holiness… … Continue reading Faith vs. Knowledge Part 2, Podcast airing July 16th on Pearls of Great Price, OCN
Faith and Illumination The Holy Spirit has descended! From heaven to earth! In this second podcast about Faith, during the season of Holy Spirit, we will explore the relationship between faith and illumination, our regeneration in grace, and our second baptism. My resources for this podcast are: St. … Continue reading Faith and Illumination, airing June 18th on OCN
PODCAST 4/2/14 - ABOUT LOVE "For love is of God and everyone that loves is born of God, and knows God. He that does not love, does not know God, for God is love. (John 4: 7-8) A summary of my commentary: The first essential building block in our efforts to be cooperative with God … Continue reading The first building block of our regeneration by Grace is Love, Podcast 4/2/2014 on OCN
PODCAST OVERVIEW: PEARLS OF GREAT PRICE THE WRITTEN LEGACY OF THE SAINTS ABOUT OUR REGENERATION BY GRACE Airing Wednesday March 19th, 2014 Heartfelt cooperation with God is the key that unlocks the grace of the Holy Spirit.... St. Diadochos of Photiki, The Philokalia "Divine Grace confers on us two gifts through the baptism of regeneration, … Continue reading Podcast Airing March 19, 2014, OCN, Introduction to my Podcast – Regeneration by Grace, Our Second Baptism
PRAYER Summary of Veronica's Commentary: The second building block in our cooperation with God in our regeneration by grace is PRAYER. Cooperation implies communication, respect, intimacy and love. All of these need to present when we pray. The Orthodox Church has given us a starting structure … Continue reading “Prayer”, Airing 4/16/14, Veronica’s next podcast on OCN
Why did I write my Pearl of Great Price? This passage is taken from the sequel to my Pearl, In Christ, I am a New Creation. I hope to finish and begin the process of publishing my second book this year. Since all illness has a spiritual component to it, I understood that I was … Continue reading What motivated me to write about my life and conversion to Eastern Orhtodox Christianity?
I am writing my sequel to the Pearl of Great Price - hopefully I will not need 9 drafts and 6 years to finish my sequel! I am amazed that when I am writing a book , I will be living similar experiences in the present that mirror what I was going through years prior … Continue reading Now and then….
Our Upcoming Relocation to our Property Adjacent to St. Herman of Alaska Monastery in Platina, CA The sun is rising on the next spiritual adventure for my husband and me in our journey with Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Nine years ago we purchased raw land next to St. Herman of Alaska Serbian Orthodox Monastery in the … Continue reading The Beginning of a new spiritual adventure for Veronica Hughes and her husband, Gregory…