An unmarried marriage is a marriage, but Christ has not yet come to this marriage. When we marry people who have lived in a marriage for many years, who gave birth and raised children, we say to them: “You were a husband and a wife until today, and now you have become a husband … Continue reading How Marriage Changes When it is Sanctified in the Sacrament of Marriage in Church
With the Saints give rest O Lord, to the souls of they servants! For in Thee have we placed our hope, O our Creator and Fashioner and God! When I look back at what it took for my Italian Grandfather, Pietro, to bring his family to America in 1921, for a better life and how … Continue reading Praying for our departed loved ones.
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
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
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
What must grow and change in us while on earth to merit Heaven? “The hereafter provides no more opportunities for change. So this leaves our life on earth as the only time during which changes possible. St. Paul says, ’Behold, now is the accepted time; behold now is the day of salvation’.” (I Cor. 6:12) … Continue reading Living One Life Fully vs. Believing in Reincarnation
Link to a short Video from Book Event with Veronica Hughes, Jan. 25 2012 Pearl of Great Price Please join us for a "Book Event" at 7 PM, on Wednesday, January 25. Author Veronica Hughes will be here to speak on her book "Pearl of Great Price" which chronicles her journey from disillusioned baby-boomer Roman … Continue reading St. Seraphim Orthodox Church Hosts Veronica Hughes for Book Event