Ten Steps to a Better Prayer Life

Author Unknown If you want to improve your prayer life, start now. These ideas may seem of little significance, but can help you make leaps and bounds in the intensity and consistency of your prayer. 1. Designate A Prayer Space Whether it is in the corner of your desk or a little stand in your […]

St. John Chrysostom: The Dove at Jesus’ Baptism

St. John Chrysostom. Homily XII on St. Matthew But why in the fashion of a dove? Gentle is that creature, and pure. Forasmuch then as the Spirit too is “a Spirit of meekness” (Galatians 6:1), He therefore appears in this sort. And besides, He is reminding us of an ancient history. For so, when once […]

C.S. Lewis and Intelligent Design

This first week of November, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of beloved writer C.S. Lewis. “C.S. Lewis and Intelligent Design” is the third of three short documentaries inspired by the book The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. Lewis is best known for his magical stories about Narnia, but […]

The Twelve Days of Christmas

By Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse In the Christian tradition of both east and west, the twelve days of Christmas refer to the period from Christmas Day to Theophany. The days leading up to Christmas were for preparation; a practice affirmed in the Orthodox tradition by the Christmas fast that runs from November 15 to Christmas […]

Orthodox Leadership in a Brave New World

Source: Pravmir | By Rev. Johannes L. Jacobse Almost thirty years ago Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn delivered an address at Harvard University that still ranks as one of the most trenchant and inspired critiques of Western culture ever given. Although some of the political references are dated, two observations remain as true today as when […]