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A Church for Families

I’ve been asked about good places for family pilgrimages in the Raleigh area. I live by St. Francis of Assisi Church, so I love to make regular trips with my children with snacks and bicycles to the Blessed Sacrament chapel. 275 more words


Holy Monastery of Zavorda of Saint Nikanor

It is the Day of Resurrection! Let us be radiant, O people! Pascha! The Lord’s Pascha! For Christ our God has brought us from death to life, and from earth unto heaven, as we sing triumphant hymns! 260 more words


The Mountain Path - Part 3: The Journey Down

“Many paths lead from the foot of the mountain, but at the peak we all gaze at the single bright moon.” (See endnote number 1) 1,171 more words

Sensei John

Christ is Risen!

Holy Saturday and Sunday of the Resurrection, Liturgy of the Resurrection (Anastasis), Midnight Paschal meal, and Processions at Sts Augustine and Seraphim Sarov Monastery at Trikorfo, Greece… 18 more words


A Children's Tale: Fistful-of-Cumin and Fistful-of-Mustard go on a Pilgrimage

I wrote this story for children sometime back, improving on a vaguely-remembered story my grandmother told me, and gave it an end. This is my translation of it in memory of all pilgrimages and boat journeys of childhood: 698 more words


Where God Walks

There is a very real phenomenon called “Jerusalem Syndrome”: Someone visits the Holy Land and experiences a psychotic break, fraught with religious obsession. Obviously, this isn’t something one would wish on anyone, but it illustrates rather vividly how some places can overwhelm us with their deep spiritual “footprints.” Some places simply seem more touched by God than others. 163 more words


Saint Winifred and her Holy Spring

Icon of St. Winifred, painted by a modern Orthodox iconographer.

+ Commemorated November 3/16 

On March 1st, St. David’s Feast, we made a pilgrimage to St. 2,398 more words