Each household has its own set of routine chores that needs to get done. Vacuuming, sweeping, making the beds, doing the laundry, and so on. However, many families will set aside a time for a deeper and more thorough cleaning of the home. Spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is a time to undertake the chores that […]
We’re going to take this a different direction than usual. If you’ve read my previous “landmark” posts (here and here and here), which call for moments of perspective and reflection, you know that I tend to get a little…excited. Fervent, some might say. Off-kilter, probably a few more would say… Regardless of how you might […]
Great Lent. It’s pretty much the best time of the year. Growing up, I always got super excited when Lent rolled around for some of these reasons: 1. You get to sing all your favorite hymns. 2. There are more opportunities to attend church services. 3. Prostrations = working out 4. It made me thankful for […]
Update: Lent started. Today is just a few days before the Sunday of St. John Climacus (aka the fourth Sunday of Lent), which means we’re more than halfway to Pascha. Some of us may have had the foresight to figure out specific goals for Lent going into it, while others may not have changed anything in […]
Boy oh boy it’s Wednesday, and in Lent that means Presanctified (AKA: the greatest church service of all time). In my opinion, Presanctified is one of the most powerful and moving services we have in the Orthodox Church. If you’ve never been, your church likely has it on either Wednesday or Friday throughout the Lenten […]
Great Lent is a time of spiritual formation, where we draw closer to our Lord, and Bishop Gregory opens up this beautiful season with some steps for us to take, as we journey to Easter.