“Prayer”, Airing 4/16/14, Veronica’s next podcast on OCN


                  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

Part 2 of Homily 52 by St. Issac the Syrian, the degrees of knowledge


          No matter how many times I read Homily 52, especially concerning the degrees of knowledge, I am reminded how captured I am by what I know and how challenging, yet fulfilling and inspiring staying connected to one's faith is by comparison. What I know is so ingrained in my being! … Continue reading Part 2 of Homily 52 by St. Issac the Syrian, the degrees of knowledge

What motivated me to write about my life and conversion to Eastern Orhtodox Christianity?


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?


Spiritual Journey of New Age Seeker to the Light of Christ (review) May 20, 2013 by Holy Trinity Orthodox Church “The Pearl of Great Price: The Spiritual Journey of a New Age Seeker to the Light of Christ and the Eastern Orthodox Church” by Veronica Hughes West Bow Press: A Division of Thomas Nelson ISBN:  … Continue reading

New Podcast Featuring Veronica with Fr. Chris on the OCN network….


Personal Journey to OrthodoxyMetropolitan Tikhon, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, joins us for the second part of his 6-week look at the Sundays of Great and Holy Lent. He speaks this week about the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas.Plus, how did a New Age seeker wind up in the Eastern Orthodox Church? Tune … Continue reading New Podcast Featuring Veronica with Fr. Chris on the OCN network….

Prayer of Saint Ephraim, may God bless your Lenten Journey…


Prayer of Saint Ephraim O Lord and Master of my life, Grant not unto me a spirit of idleness, of discouragement, of lust for power, and of vain speaking. But bestow upon me, Thy servant, the spirit of chastity, of meekness, of patience, and of love. Yea, O Lord and King, grant that I may … Continue reading Prayer of Saint Ephraim, may God bless your Lenten Journey…

Mesmerized by the story…


Interesting, February 10, 2013 By mom Amazon This review is from: The Pearl of Great Price: The Spiritual Journey of a New Age Seeker to the Light of Christ and the Eastern Orthodox Church (Kindle Edition) Mesmerized by the story, enjoyable and easy to read, good for seekers (must read) especially for New Age, and … Continue reading Mesmerized by the story…

Miracles thanks to St John of Shanghai and San Francisco, a passage from Veronica’s book


From The Pearl of Great Price, Part II, Chapter 1, Greg's Epiphany (Greg is Veronica's husband.) In the fall of 1994, Greg attended a conference at St. Paisius Monastery (then in Forestsville, CA) where clergy and lay people from the brotherhood gathered from all over the United States to study and pray together. Someone asked … Continue reading Miracles thanks to St John of Shanghai and San Francisco, a passage from Veronica’s book

Q & A with Veronica Hughes, #1


Question: "As Elizabeth Gilbert’s quote from “Eat, Pray, Love” [in my intro ] illustrates, New Age practitioners – like Deepak Chopra and Gilbert –  teach that the human soul is “God Within”, the already-perfected “Higher Self” (“just as you are”). Talk about deifying your ego! You wrote about coming to realize the falsehood of the … Continue reading Q & A with Veronica Hughes, #1

About the New Age Podcast, Call-in interview with Kevin Allen and Veronica Hughes


Speaking of the New Age Movement… Podcast recorded August 26, 2012 Length: 93:40 Guest: Veronica Hughes, author of The Pearl of Great Price: The Spiritual Journey of a New Age Seeker to the Light of Christ and the Eastern Orthodox Church. http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/aftoday/speaking_of_the_new_age_movement