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This Sunday we find ourselves at the second preparatory Sunday before Great Lent, that of the Prodigal Son. 

What is the relationship between the sacraments of the Church, and our call to an ascetic life?

January 25 St. Gregory the Theologian
Friday, January 25, 2019

This weekend in our Orthodox spirituality class we will be talking about the three stages of spiritual life.

Christ is Baptized! In the Jordan! Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Somewhat abbreviated news today, as I wait for my sister to arrive for a visit this weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing her!

December 28: St. Simon of Mount Athos
Friday, December 28, 2018

I hope that everyone's Christmas was joyful and peaceful! ...

December 21: Forefeast of the Nativity
Friday, December 21, 2018

As we truly approach the Feast of the Nativity we can see ourselves beginning to be more and more caught up in it. ...

December 7: St. Ambrose of Milan
Friday, December 07, 2018

There is some really good news this morning! By the time you read this Reader John Henson and his wife, Kimberly, should be the proud parents of a newly born baby boy.

November 30th: Apostle Andrew
Friday, November 30, 2018

Our Gospel reading this Sunday, that of the rich young ruler, is one that has inspired controversy and differing opinions ever since the Church began.

This past Tuesday night, we celebrated Divine Liturgy for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the...

November 16: Apostle Matthew
Friday, November 16, 2018

As we enter the Nativity Fast, I hope that we are all beginning to prepare our hearts for this holy season. As a part of that, Metropolitan Gregory has asked that we add a special prayer for peace to our evening prayer rule, or at least at some time during the day. A copy of the prayer is attached, as well as his letter regarding the significance of the prayer. Please try very hard to honor his wishes in this regard.

November 9: St. Nectarios
Friday, November 09, 2018

I apologize for this coming out so late in the day. Pani and I have been industriously working away on our 25 year collection of stuff in Brasstown. I have often read of a study cited by people who are minimalists, saying that the average American home contains 300,000 separate items or things. If that is true, I think Pani and I have disposed of 200,000. Tomorrow Pani is driving a load of things belonging to Allyson to Asheville...

I have a friend who insists that the upcoming weekend is the most wonderful one of the year, as we set our clocks back and snooze for an extra hour...

Over the last weeks, Pani and I have been struggling in trying to entice into the house a feral cat mom and her two kittens. ...

October 19: Joel the Prophet
Friday, October 19, 2018

First, on this chilly and beautiful morning, I am pleased to tell you that the elevation of our Bishop Gregory is complete. He is now Metropolitan Gregory...

This Friday seems to be a study in contrasts. We are preparing on Sunday to commemorate the Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council ...

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