Is Fasting an Obligation?

By Metropolitan Saba of New York and All America The Church requires the personal guidance of the spiritual father, in this regard, out of keenness, to protect the believer from complacency and indolence, the two vices that people fall into very easily, especially in our time. The newly spread tone among believers regarding the fast... Continue Reading →

Edifying and Encouraging Talks

The following is a short list of videos from Pray, fast, give alms, and allow yourself to be slain and resurrected by our Lord God and Savior, Jesus Christ! Fr. Peter Heers interviews Fr. Zechariah Lynch (theinklesspen) Fr. Peter Heers interviews Fr. Josiah Trenham (Patristic Nectar Publications) Fr. Peter Heers interviews... Continue Reading →

Playing Games in the Spiritual Life

The time for playing games in our spiritual life is long over… we throw ourselves to the left and to the right with so many distractions, careers, politics, sports, gossip, and every distraction offered to mankind, yet one thing is needful; To love God with all we are! Our entire being! If we don’t humbly... Continue Reading →

Not My Will, But Thy Will O Lord

Not my will but Thy will be done O Lord. From my youth many passions have warred against me. As flies to a rotting corpse, mine enemies have troubled me, continually gnawing at my flesh. Those who seek after my soul say unto me, “well done, well done!” But You, O Lord lift up my... Continue Reading →

Mothers Day

For some of us, Mother’s Day brings a lot of rain amongst the flowery dresses and crying babies. The stormy remembrance of expectations dashed. Maybe we are anxiously anticipating motherhood in a hostile world that finds that an oppressive vocation. Maybe our mothers weren’t up to societal standards or maybe some of our mothers died... Continue Reading →

A Prayer of the Heart – 2

Have mercy on me, O Lord! According to your loving-kindness, have mercy on me. How I long for thee amid the chaos of this world. My heart cries out for thee as in the days when thou first revealed thyself to me. I grow tired and mine eyes are no longer bright with the light... Continue Reading →

A Prayer of the Heart – 1

Make me, O Lord, dumb like a sheep that my heart would leap for You unhindered by the cares of the world. Make me to hear your voice in the depths of my being and my voice to be filled with the hymning of praise for Your loving-kindness and mercy. Withdrawal not from me Your... Continue Reading →

The Revival of the Heart

“Prepare yourselves to confess the Faith, prepare yourselves for martyrdom! God’s thunder is all around us!” New Hieromartyr Nikon of Vologda.1 …The Revival of the Heart

Blog at

Up ↑