“Glory to Thee for the prayers offered by a trembling soul.” (Ikos 4, the Akathist of Thanksgiving) As I sat down to work on this post, I realized that my laptop cord is juuuuuuust barely too short for me to sit in my favorite spot in the corner of the couch while it’s plugged in. […]
Listen in to hear College Conference Midwest 2016 workshop speaker Fr. Gabriel Bilas help us understand what it means to live a life through the sacraments. Click here to listen!
Oof. Just the word is scary. Confession. Look, as far as the sacraments go, I can’t really speak to marriage or unction, and to be honest, my memory of baptism and chrismation might be a little fuzzy, but I feel pretty secure in saying that up to this point, the toughest sacrament with which I’ve […]
As we have seen, the first two callings of “come and see” are both directed toward a new disciple. First, to come and see the place where Christ dwells and then to come and see for oneself who He really is. The third “come and see,” however, is different. As Jesus nears His own crucifixion, […]
Secondhand faith doesn’t get you anywhere. –Fr. Apostolos Hill, College Conference West 2015 If there was one thing Fr. Apostolos drove home in his keynote addresses at this year’s College Conference West, it was that to witness to Christ, we have to have experienced His presence through the Holy Spirit in our own lives. We can’t […]
If there’s one thing that can be said for the demons, it’s that they are persistent. They never rest from their attempts to get us sidetracked from the Way, and they’re relentless in bombarding us with distractions of every type, anything to keep us from focusing on Christ in our hearts. If we’ve been decently formed by […]