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Guest Post: Dating in your 40s

Stephanie is our guest blogger today, and brings with her excitement and experience. Most of The Orthogals’  writings come from the  twenty- and thirty-something crowd, but we know that the over-forty demographic needs to be represented as well. 601 more words


Two Hesychast Views on Sin and Repentance

The nineteenth century Christian Orthodox Saint Theophan the Recluse (1815 – 1894), one of the most important figures in Hesychast mysticism, viewed sin as a “demonic” state of egotism, of excessive preoccupation with one’s own self. 529 more words

Bite-size Ramblings

The transcendent

Written by Fr. Lev Gillet, also known as “A Monk of the Eastern Church,” In Thy Presence is a book of short spiritual reflections on the presence of Christ. 248 more words

St Vladimir's Seminary

Terminology Tuesday: Monasticism

*A way of life within the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions that emphasizes celibacy, life-in-community, poverty, common worship, silence and contemplation. The monastic movement spawned monasteries as places in which monks could live and work together, generally as cloistered from the larger society. 24 more words

5th Sunday of Matthew 2014; Matthew 8:28-34; 9:1

Homily given by Fr. Gregory Owen on July 13, 2014. 

Matthew 8:28-34; 9:1 (5th Sunday of Matthew)

Wouldn’t it be nice to find a place of sanctuary, a retreat from the uncertain world that we live in. 1,483 more words


Ever feel like...

You are between a rock and a hard place?

Sometimes life can be a bit crazy. Overwhelming. Chaotic. Stressful. Happy. Sad. Depressing. All the above? At times it feels like that happy saying “when it rains it pours” applies to moments in our own life. 200 more words

Should Protestantism Still Be a Thing?

For years now, I have described my place in the Christian family as a “Protesting Catholic“. I love Catholicism (by the way, Orthodoxy, I’m so sorry you are so frequently left out of these discussions–I’m as guilty of doing this as any).  1,102 more words