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Great Fast Video Reflection: Conquering the Passions

Great Fast Video Reflection: Conquering the Passions

GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY FOREVER! Great & Holy Fast (2016) A brief video reflection/overview of the passions of the human person as taught by the Holy Fathers of the Eastern Orthodox Church. The Greek name for passions, "pathi" (pathology), suggests that a person is brought by them to a state of passivity and slavery. They might be identified... Read More >
Great Fast Video Reflection - Prayer of St Ephrem the Syrian For Those Who Suffer or Are In Anguish

Great Fast Video Reflection - Prayer of St Ephrem the Syrian For Those Who Suffer or Are In Anguish

This visual and musical meditation of the prayer read by Ted Nottingham is offered in honor of the first week of Great Fast/Lent in the Holy Orthodox Church which commenced on Monday, March 14, 2016 (according to the civil calendar). It is a powerful spiritual encouragement for all who suffer or who may be in anguish in... Read More >
Archpastoral Epistle on the Feast of the Nativity of our Savior Jesus Christ

Archpastoral Epistle on the Feast of the Nativity of our Savior Jesus Christ

      ARCHPASTORAL NATIVITY EPISTLE Різдвяне Послання “And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” - St. Luke 1::21 To all the devout faithful in Christ of the Orthodox Archdiocese of Edmonton and Canada who have gathered to joyfully celebrate the Holy Nativity of our... Read More >
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Islam, Islamists & Islamic Terrorism:  What Every Orthodox Christian Needs to Know!

Islam, Islamists & Islamic Terrorism: What Every Orthodox Christian Needs to Know!

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all! (1 Corinthians 13:14) In light of recent mass Islamic terrorist killings including – but not exclusive to - the IS (Islamic “state”/caliphate) slaughter of innocent Russian civilians returning from vacation, the massacre... Read More >
Islam: A Critique by St John of Damascus

Islam: A Critique by St John of Damascus

  NOTE!  The Fount of Knowledge (Part 2) entitled Heresies in Epitome: How They Began and Whence They Drew Their Origin, is part of St. John's monumental work; normally cited simply as Heresies. The translator’s introduction points out that Fount of Knowledge is one of the most “important single work produced in the Greek patristic period,…offering as it does an extensive... Read More >