“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.
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
“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
How many sermons, youth meetings and Bible studies teach us that reading the Bible and praying the Agpia are the solution to the obstacles in our spiritual life? Yet we still struggle to read the Bible every single day because our time is occupied with other priorities. We raise so many questions, overthink scenarios and talk to our Confession Father, expecting him to give us a … More Walk Through Fire
Do you ever feel alone? Isn’t it funny that in an age when we are meant to be the most connected with everyone around us, today is the time we feel most alone? So many times, I’d feel that I was fighting a losing battle on my own. One of my favourite stories in the … More Connected But Alone: A Social Paradox
Isn’t it upsetting to know that there is so much food around the world and that our Earth produces enough to feed every living body yet there is still so much poverty? Isn’t it even more upsetting to know that we have an infinite God who provides so much spiritual food for us yet we … More Meditating On God’s Word
“Now therefore,” says the Lord, “Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” (Joel 2:12) Have you ever felt an agonising pain arise from inside of you? Maybe it was because of a break up, failing a unit of study, a family member passing away or even feeling guilty … More Flooded Heart, New Start