Getting back to church and a la cart topics

Next week is Passion Week. Tomorrow is Palm Sunday. There will be a liturgy every morning next week plus all of the services for Pascha. I have been gone from church so much that people had begun to ask my sister if I had moved! It is a delicate balance trying to attend when there … Continue reading Getting back to church and a la cart topics

Bagging on prots… again

To be clear, when I say I am 'bagging' on someone it is THIS: bag on someone in. to criticize someone. Stop bagging on me! I'm tired of all your complaining. 2. n. to tease someone. The other day on twitter, someone pointed out that I tend to trash talk Protestants... alot. And they are … Continue reading Bagging on prots… again

St. Euphemia

The Miracle of Saint Euphemia the All-Praised: The holy Great Martyr Euphemia (September 16) suffered martyrdom in the city of Chalcedon in the year 304, during the time of the persecution against Christians by the emperor Diocletian (284-305). One and a half centuries later, at a time when the Christian Church had become victorious within … Continue reading St. Euphemia

Thirty Steps to Heaven

When I began looking into Orthodoxy, I realized quickly that I would need to adjust my thinking. It seems as if almost everything I had learned growing up attending Protestant churches was askew. I am not going to go into all of the details but basically for at least the first year of catecumen classes … Continue reading Thirty Steps to Heaven

How to misread scripture and create a false doctrine…

This is not a 'traditional' icon but it tells the story so well. I love the austerity, and bleak feeling it gives. I think it perfectly describes St. Peter's state of mind, his internal conflict, and his utter despair when we realized what just happened. Look at how small his halo is! It depicts his … Continue reading How to misread scripture and create a false doctrine…

Do we emerge from the water perfected? More bible fraud.

Photo by Maryia Plashchynskaya on Another, frequently seen, bible fraud is where people try to tell you that ANY insecurity, or flaws, you have is incompatible with a belief in God. This is complete and utter nonsense. Friends, we do not emerge from the waters of baptism completely perfected. That is what the Christian … Continue reading Do we emerge from the water perfected? More bible fraud.

How to turn your bible into a Psalter

Not that kind of salt. Apologies for not posting this sooner. I had made a few errors while organizing the ladies Psalter group at church and had to send out extra emails to rectify the issue. I am (have) organiz(ed)ing a Psalter reading group at church and it is complicated. It's not merely, 'everyone read … Continue reading How to turn your bible into a Psalter

Why Holy Tradition matters

Holy Tradition is a shield against the leis of heretics and the enemies of God. I separated heretics from enemies on purpose. I do not believe that every heretic is an enemy of God. I think many are just confused. Without Holy tradition to guide us it is easy to believe the things people claim … Continue reading Why Holy Tradition matters

Bible fraud

1 Timothy 6:3-5 KJV If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; he is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, perverse disputings of … Continue reading Bible fraud

Your 10 Lenten dares!

Do you know people like this? I do, yet even when I point it out to them in scripture they still refuse to believe. The other side of that coin is often these same people talk themselves out of doing what they read in the bible by refusing to believe what they read pertains to … Continue reading Your 10 Lenten dares!