On Humility and the Humble Outlook

By Elder Joseph of Vatopedi Humility penetrates and is penetrated, it doesn’t fear, doesn’t question, doesn’t seek and therefore doesn’t move. As truth in Himself, life in Himself and all-loving, Jesus also, rightly, has humility as the universal position of His personality. This is precisely what is transferred to those who follow Him and participate... Continue Reading →

The Diplomacy of Deceit

Archbishop Averky (Taushev) of blessed memory was and is a firm and unabashed patristic voice. I offer one of his works below, which was originally …The Diplomacy of Deceit

Orthodoxy & Preparedness – Part 2

As a follow up to my first article on Orthodoxy & Preparedness, I want to use this article to focus on a specific area. Beginning and maintaining a preparedness lifestyle can be very overwhelming and there is no shortage of information available online. Many folks I speak with regarding preparedness, backup food storage, and/or EOLAWKI... Continue Reading →

Three Lessons in Life

Many may not know this, but I was laid off on April 2nd by my previous employer of fourteen years. Some of you may be thinking this is going to be a post where I rip into my employer for the "wrongs" I feel were done to me. This is not that post, nor would... Continue Reading →

Orthodoxy and Preparedness

 Hope for the best, prepare for the worst    Throughout my life, I have carried the weight of worry. Worrying about this and worrying about that. For as long as I can remember, this has always been. As a young man, I was a cub scout, boy scout, and even a US Naval Sea Cadet. These... Continue Reading →

The Icon and the Avatar

Divine Union Usurped by The Same Old Lie Divine Union Usurped by The Same Old Lie Billions of avatars, status updates, photos, tweets, articles, and opinions line the back alleys of the internet, each one meaningful in some way to the avatars who post them. Real human beings, cloaked in avatars, expressing real emotions through... Continue Reading →

Kombucha – A Makers Experience

Kombucha, which is sometimes referred to as Kombucha Tea is a fermented tea drink that is thought to have originated thousands of years ago in China, Russia, and Eastern Europe. You may read more about Kombucha here. My wife and family have been consuming Kombucha for four or five years now and while I don't have... Continue Reading →

Homily – The Second Sunday of Matthew

Our Deacon Joseph gave this very well put together homily on the Second Sunday of Matthew. I find it highly encouraging and wanted to share it with you all. With his permission, I am posting it here. Glory to God for all things +    In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit +  ... Continue Reading →

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