“Thy Will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven” – everyday, perhaps several times every day, we say these simple yet powerful words. When we pray the Lord’s prayer, do we understand how much impact these strings of words are? Or are we simply saying it out of habit? Specifically, in this extract, … More Thy Will Be Done.
“Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honour giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the … More Behave Like A Christian
In light of the heightened commotion in Australian politics surrounding the renewed debate on legalising ‘Marriage Equality’, there seems to be a wide-ranging display of views being put on offer throughout the media. Notably, the media has been portraying this conundrum as an extremely two-dimensional ‘David and Goliath’ battle between bigoted, Christian institutionalism and the … More Christ Didn’t Say What?
Within our Orthodox faith, we are blessed and fortunate enough to share an intimate union with Christ through His Church and the sacraments. Central to the Sacramental life of the Church is the mystery of the Eucharist which is celebrated in the divine Liturgy. Many of the early Church Fathers, as well as contemporary theologians, … More Christ’s Transforming Works
Being a male in the Coptic Orthodox Church, and specifically, the Liturgy, means that there are duties that we can be called to perform, that is, being a deacon (inside or outside the altar) and if God wills one day, the role of a priest. Aside from these deacon or priestly duties, men are called … More A Sunday Morning Man
“I call up all to fully participate in the Divine banquet of the Risen Christ — the Holy Liturgy, and then, at its conclusion, to announce the good news of Christ’s Resurrection and greet one another with this symbol of the Resurrection” – St. John the Wonderworker The Liturgy is one of the greatest … More A Sunday Morning Woman
Do you remember the last time you complained about waking up because it’s too early? Do you remember the last time you complained about walking to a specific destination because it’s too far? Or complaining about the neighbour’s dog because the barking is too loud and you just want to sleep? How many times do … More It’s the Little Things