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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Grant Thou O Lord…


The Holy Spirit has descended! From Heaven to Earth! "Grant Thou a speedy and lasting consolation unto Thy servants, O Jesus, when our spirits are despondent. Be not parted from our souls when they be in affliction; be Thou not far from our minds when we are in perils, but do thou ever anticipate our … Continue reading Grant Thou O Lord…

The Aquisition of the Holy Spirit – Step One: The Break with the World


The Break with the World: Step 1: Renunciation “A friend of God is one who lives in communion with all that is natural and free from sin and who does not neglect to do what good he can. The self-controlled man strives with all his might amidst the trials, the snares, the noise of the … Continue reading The Aquisition of the Holy Spirit – Step One: The Break with the World

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

The Dance Between Temptations and Grace, Part II, Airing on OCN beginning of November


“For it is absolutely necessary for the grace of God to leave, once a tried struggler has acquired a good taste of it in the beginning, so that he may be tested and become a practiced soldier in Christ.” Elder Joseph My last few podcasts have focused on fighting our spiritual battles as members of … Continue reading The Dance Between Temptations and Grace, Part II, Airing on OCN beginning of November

Podcast on Martyrdom, In support of our persucuted brethren in Christ,


“Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad for great is your reward in heaven.” “When the military … Continue reading Podcast on Martyrdom, In support of our persucuted brethren in Christ,