Mindscape: Christian Meditation 101

Mindscape Meditation App for iPad Created by Amina Hammond We’ve all heard of meditation, and, for us Christians, it can sometimes be a bit challenging to separate the secularized image that can go along with it. Sure, we know that … [Read More…]

God Exists Even in a Brewery

God Exists – Even in a Brewery?! The next step in the path toward a union in Christ led me to a brewery. A what?! Yes, a brewery. To tell you the truth, I am a HUGE baseball fan and … [Read More…]

The Mountain of Silence by Kyriacos C. Markides

The Mountain of Silence by Kyriacos C. Markides

In an engaging combination of dialogues, reflections, conversations, history, and travel information, Kyriacos C. Markides continues the exploration of a spiritual tradition and practice he began in Riding with the Lion. His earlier book took readers to the isolated peninsula of Mount Athos in northern Greece and into a group of ancient monasteries. There, in what might be called a “Christian Tibet,” two thousand monks and hermits practice the spiritual arts to attain oneness with God. In his new book, Markides follows Father Maximos, one of Mount Athos’s monks, to the troubled island of Cyprus. As Father Maximos establishes churches, convents, and monasteries in this deeply divided land, Markides is awakened anew to the magnificent spirituality of the Greek Orthodox Church.

The Prophecy of the Sacred Cross by Peter Silas

The Prophecy of the Sacred Cross by Peter Silas (Book#1 in the Parables of the 24th Elder Trilogy)Burdened with the inevitable future of bringing Christians together in the end times, saints and angels alike prep a boy with Eldership 101 before taking on a gauntlet of faith known as the Trials of the Trinity. But the further he grows in virtue, the closer his family back on earth moves toward danger: Satan’s generals stop at nothing to sabotage the prophecy, leaving a bemused boy entangled in a complex web of truth and lies.

The Philokalia by Allyne Smith and G.E.H. Palmer

The Philokalia by Allyne Smith and G.E.H. Palmer

This introduction to the wisdom of the Philokalia illuminates a text that until now has intimidated the general reader in its scholarly translations from Greek and Russian. Takes you on a journey through this beloved text, showing you how the teachings of Eastern monks can help you become by grace what God is by nature.

The Way of a Pilgrim by Walter J. Ciszek and Helen Bacovcin

The Way of a Pilgrim by Walter J. Ciszek and Helen Bacovcin

This enduring work of Russian spirituality has charmed countless people with its tale of a nineteenth-century peasant’s quest for the secret of prayer. Readers follow this anonymous pilgrim as he treks over the Steppes in search of the answer to the one compelling question: How does one pray constantly? Through his journeys, and under the tutelage of a spiritual father, he becomes gradually more open to the promptings of God, and sees joy and plenty wherever he goes. Ultimately, he discovers the different meanings and methods of prayer as he travels to his ultimate destination, Jerusalem.

The Prophecy of the Sacred Cross by Peter Silas

The Prophecy of the Sacred Cross by Peter Silas (Book#1 in the Parables of the 24th Elder Trilogy)

Burdened with the inevitable future of bringing Christians together in the end times, saints and angels alike prep a boy with Eldership 101 before taking on a gauntlet of faith known as the Trials of the Trinity. But the further he grows in virtue, the closer his family back on earth moves toward danger: Satan’s generals stop at nothing to sabotage the prophecy, leaving a bemused boy entangled in a complex web of truth and lies.

Christ Prayed, Telling Us If Helping Even One, We Have Helped All

Christ Prayed, Telling Us If Helping Even One, We Have Helped All St. John 17:21 tells us about how Christ prayed at the last supper: “…that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in … [Read More…]

Reaching out to Youth through Modern Venues Part II

Reaching out to Youth through Modern Venues Part II: The Christian Message Lives On I had left my last blog post, Reaching Youth through Modern Venues Part I, with a notion that Orthodox history could be used to generate ideas … [Read More…]

Reaching Youth through Modern Venues – Part 1

Reaching Youth through Modern Venues – Part 1: A Paradox or History Repeating? One of my biggest goals is to find a way to reach the youth in ways that will create a solid and meaningful connection between their lives … [Read More…]