Christmas, for most Orthodox Christians, is a time of fasting, prayer, worship, sacraments, spiritual renewal, and philanthropy. It is a more religious celebration that is not as commercial as in some cultures. It is a time where we also have many traditions that help make it the beautiful holiday it is. #1 Fasting before Christmas […]
In this space, I speak a lot about the limits and constraints that college life puts on our participation of the faith. I’ve written about prayer, confession, service, almsgiving–all through the lens of our limits as poor, busy, terrified-for-our-future college students. The intention there is clear–and, I believe, justified. As a ministry oriented towards college […]
Well, here we are! Less than one week away from the Nativity of our Lord. Hopefully, you’ve all finished finals–if you’re still in school right now, keep fighting strong–I promise it’ll be over soon. You should check out our post on finals to get an added boost. But most of us are at home, and […]
Hey everyone! It’s me, Ben. I wanted to share with you a Christmas story that was given to me by a role model of mine this past summer. I don’t know the author–though it was popularized by radio host Paul Harvey–and I want to let it stand alone, without any commentary, that you may take from […]
We wish you all a blessed Nativity, and we pray that if you are travelling to College Conference this week, you arrive safely. We look forward to meeting you there!