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

St. Veronica Life and Liturgical Service, A New Book Release, June 2018


Saint Veronica An Eastern Orthodox Historical Overview and Liturgical Service $11.95 Softcover/full color interior Order a Book Blessed by Bishop Benjamin, OCA Passage from the Liturgical Services of this book: Vespers Lord I have cried, Tone 8  A woman with an issue of blood, who had suffered much and spent all she had on physicians, … Continue reading St. Veronica Life and Liturgical Service, A New Book Release, June 2018

Faith and the Temptations and Trails we face… St. Maximos the Confessor


We often use or hear the word "trial" or "temptation", which appears, for example in the Lords Prayer, and in many spiritual writings of the Church. What do we mean by this word? The trial is anything that leads us to a difficult place or to a crisis; it is anything that places pressure or … Continue reading Faith and the Temptations and Trails we face… St. Maximos the Confessor

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

Faith and Illumination, airing June 18th on 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

Hi, I nominated you for the versatile blogger award! Congratulations…..


              Hi, I nominated you for the versatile blogger award! Congratulations, fellow writer and continue to be inspired. Write on. http://thejoylevel.com/2012/06/04/versatile-blogger-award-blessings/   Life is full of small blessings each day and one never knows what to expect! Thank you so much for the nomination. Each week I say a … Continue reading Hi, I nominated you for the versatile blogger award! Congratulations…..

Elder Paisius of Greece has a new disciple! Recommended reading, The Gurus, the Young Man and Elder Paisius


Our little dog, Bubba, loves to sit on the stairs in our cabin in process in Platina, CA, right above the icon of Elder Paisios of Mt. Athos. If you would like to read a remarkable book related to Orthodoxy and Eastern Religions and Gurus - in addition to my book - look no further! … Continue reading Elder Paisius of Greece has a new disciple! Recommended reading, The Gurus, the Young Man and Elder Paisius