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Overcoming Emptiness - Holy Week and Pascha

In the Resurrection, we can look back on the Cross (and the pain of our own lives) and find meaning.

Mission: Impossible - Saturday of Lazarus and Palm Sunday

Christ could have healed Lazarus. Instead, He waited until He was dead, and did something no one could have predicted.

So Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want - Sunday of St Mary of Egypt

As Great Lent begins drawing to a close, the Sunday of St Mary of Egypt brings together what we've learned so.

Let the #Hangry Rejoice! - Sunday of the Holy Cross

We can be led astray and make fasting about ourselves. The Sunday of the Cross helps point us back in the right direction.

Knowing God - Sunday of Saint Gregory Palamas

As St Gregory Palamas taught, it is possible to know God in an intimate and mysterious way. And thank God for it!

Welcome to the New Home of "The Ladder"

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,  We're happy to announce that our Y2AM blog, The Ladder, has moved to the new GOA blog page!   We're currently in the process of migrating old...

Some Thoughts on Food in the News: Hunger, Judgment and Forgiveness in the Approach to Lent

Food has figured prominently in this week’s deluge of news coverage from around the world. Three features of the food thread especially caught my attention—most probably because I am a parent...

Fasting from Technology: A Lenten Discipline and Much Harder than Giving Up Cheeseburgers!

Fasting during Great Lent is one of the oldest practices of the Christian Church. Of course, fasting predates Christianity and virtually all religions practice some form of fasting from food. ...

Worship in Lent

Worship in Lent During Great Lent, the worship patterns of the Church change dramatically. There are no weekday Divine Liturgies, except for the Feast of the Annunciation should it fall...

Layers in Lent

Layers in Lent With the beginning of Great Lent, Orthodox Christians will experience many services, listen to many readings, and experience things that only occur once a year. Paying...
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