The Dance Between Temptations and Grace, Part 1


  The Dance Between Temptations and Grace Part 1     "As the Vespers service finished, I reflected on the newly tonsured nuns. They had waited years for this moment. They had struggled and fought temptations, passions, bad thoughts, and here they were at the true beginning of their monastic life. Things would become harder, … Continue reading The Dance Between Temptations and Grace, Part 1

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Part 2 on Spiritual Violence, airing on OCN Oct. 22


"And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force." (Matt 11: 12) St. Ambrose writes: “This is the weapon of a righteous man: to win while retreating, as skilled archers are able, while in retreat, to hit those stronger than themselves.” … Continue reading Part 2 on Spiritual Violence, airing on OCN Oct. 22

The first building block of our regeneration by Grace is Love, Podcast 4/2/2014 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

“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