Saint Sophia’s Holy Paradox: Loving God First Is Loving Your Children More

By Presvytera Melanie DiStefano     “Anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me .” (Matt 10:37)   ...

If You Believe, You Will Become

If You Believe, You Will Become   Jordan Peterson is a modern day author and clinical psychologist notoriously featured in the media because of his outspoken views on controversial...

The Paraklesis Service

For anyone who suffers from grief, depression, sorrow, or anxiety, the Paraklesis is a welcome salve to the soul. Although the gospel message of Jesus Christ is one of joy, the Paraklesis service...

A Delightful Surprise Part II

what can we learn about family prayer from a monastic family?

A House Divided: A Family’s Fight for Vincent Lambert’s Life, and Death

You may be following the story in the news of late of the French man, Vincent Lambert, whose injuries in a 2008 car crash left him brain damaged and a quadriplegic. His parents have been seeking...

The Example of Saint Sampson: Encouragement for the Caregiver’s Soul

By Presvytera Melanie DiStefano “Being a physician, he came to Constantinople, where he so distinguished himself for his…love for the sick and the poor…” St. Sampson’s love for the sick...

Prune Your Soul

I used to be fearful of pruning my rose bushes, wanting them to have full freedom to grow any which way they would. I didn’t want to be like a highly caffeinated hairdresser lopping off more than...

Super Bowl Sunday

Sunday is a high holy day. No, it is not Christmas or Pascha. Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday, a major feast day for those who follow the religion called football. Sarcasm aside, I wonder if there are...

A Delightful Surprise Part I

How can we more intentionally recognize Christ in our midst in every nook and cranny of family life?

The Christian Home

While parish priests, religious educators, and youth workers share in the responsibility of bringing our children closer to Christ and the Church, the primary responsibility rests within the “home...
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