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 […]
You check what day of the week it is before deciding what to eat. And if it’s not a Wednesday or Friday, you’re definitely going with meat. Your saint’s day is a bigger deal than your birthday. People ask you why you cross yourself backwards. Church camp is the most exciting part of your summer. […]
Well… it is cough and cold season again in America and the steady hacking of the afflicted provides a staccato soundtrack to daily life in schools, offices, and public places. I wouldn’t have imagined it possible to become so easily brought low by the so-called “common cold” in this place (Arizona) of palm trees and […]
For this, the last week of my responses (Part I and Part II) to the question of “why is fasting important?”, I would like to look at fasting as a way of participating in a higher and more noble mode of living, a means by which we consciously emulate (to the extent that it is […]