Well, here we are. It’s Cheesefare week. Lent is right around the corner. The Orthodox faith is one of preparation. We’ve been moving through the pre-Lenten cycle of services and readings for a few weeks now. We’ve heard the story of Zacchaeus, who climbed the sycamore tree that he might see Christ; the story of […]
Well that was fast (pun intended). It’s already the second week in November. That means Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, and of course, that means I saw a commercial with Santa in it this past weekend. Fiat is already preparing for Christmas, it would seem. But for Orthodox Christians, the preparation for Christmas doesn’t begin until […]
I’ve noticed a pattern in my own life. In times of transition, like the start of a semester or the start of summer, it takes time to adjust to being in that new situation and to remember how to live on that particular schedule and in that environment. But once I complete that adjustment and […]
Our Christian brothers in the West started Lent on Wednesday, but we’re over here just chilling. But then you realize Zacchaeus Sunday is already this Sunday. Meaning there are only four more weeks until Great Lent starts. It’s time to begin making the most out of the non-fasting days you have left. And to start […]
In the latest episode of the OCF podcast, Media Student Leader Matthew Monos continues his conversation with Fr. Brendan Pelphrey about sharing Orthodoxy with others. In this episode, they talk about Orthodox fasting traditions, especially in relation to the Nativity as well as the fasting traditions of other Christians. Click here to listen!
1. You’re the only one awake on a Sunday morning. 2. And you go to bed early on Saturday night so you can get up for Liturgy. 3. Dorms make it difficult to find a quiet space to say your prayers. 4. And they don’t let you burn incense. 5. It’s […]