Tag Archives: Prayer

16 Ways You Might Be Orthodox

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. […]

Intercede for Us! Who are the Saints?

I recently attended an amazing choral concert at a local Presbyterian church. The church was massive–vaulted ceilings, cross-shaped layout, glittering chandeliers, and a golden cross suspended from the ceiling that was probably twice my size–but most striking to me as an Orthodox visitor were the white, white, white walls on all sides. I just kept […]

Making Time to Pray

I hope you’ll all forgive me, but today I’m going to share a bit of personal experience in response to a student question. How do we balance academic studies with prayer time? As I thought about this question and how to answer it, I couldn’t help thinking about my own college experience and my life […]