Confessions of a Doubter: Did the Mother of God Enter the Temple?

by Dcn George Maximov Another excellent gem from Dcn George, who is becoming a favorite writer of mine. A friend once told me about an article on one religious website on the feast of the Entrance of the Most Pure Theotokos into the Temple. The article essentially stated that there was no entrance into the […]

Day 7 – Temple

The topic for tomorrow – Day 7 – Fri. Nov. 21 of the 2014 30 (40) Days of Blogging Challenge is  TEMPLE There are many good Bible verses to help with this. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not […]

Cleansing the Court of the Gentiles

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon At the beginning of Holy Week, just after the celebration of Palm Sunday, the Church turns her attention to Jesus’ act of purging of the Temple. As our guiding text here we may take Zechariah 14:20-21, the closing verses of that book: “The vessels in the Lord’s house shall be […]

Three Characteristics of Christian Prayer

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Senior Editor of Touchstone Magazine, and archpriest of All Saints Orthodox Church in Chicago, IL, Fr. Patrick is, perhaps, the most erudite writer in the Orthodox Church in North America today. This article, one of his Pastoral Ponderings, was published by Orthodoxtoday.org. Publican and Pharisee The Lord’s account of the […]