The Lenten season is upon us yet again and what wonderful and blessed time of the year it is. Lent is a time in which we dedicate ourselves to prayer and fasting in preparation for the Holy Passion, death and glorious resurrection of Christ. During this Lent I intend on sharing a small spiritual reflection… Continue reading Join our Community this Lent
With the fast of Jonah fast approaching for both the Syriac and the Oriental Orthodox Churches, it is a suitable time to reflect on the character of Jonah and the events of his life. The 3-day fast which commemorates the repentance of the Ninevites at the hands of their reluctant hero Jonah bids us to… Continue reading Finding Christ in the Prophet Jonah
Prayer is a central spiritual practice which strengthens our faith and enriches our walk with God. We pray because the Bible places great emphasis on prayer, and the Lord Himself taught us to pray. We are aware that prayer is how we connect with God, although it may not often feel that way. But have… Continue reading The Mystery of Prayer
What You Need to Know About Spiritual Journaling. Get your spiritual life on track with the simple yet powerful practice of spiritual journaling.
There is no saint loved by Christians all around the world more than the Virgin Mary. Not only is she honoured as the Mother of God and the Ever Virgin, but she is a library of virtues for all believers. The mother of the Lord rightly prophesied when she proclaimed that all generations will call… Continue reading St Mary – The Suffering Servant
Bible reading and interpretation within the Orthodox Faith differs greatly from the current Protestant and Catholic methods of interpretation. The Catholic Church for instance offers a very systematic and ordered approach to understanding the Scriptures as enforced by the hierarchy of the church. Evangelical Christians on the other hand have a more liberal view on… Continue reading An Orthodox Christian Approach to Reading the Bible
Contemplation on St Isaac the Syrian’s 61st Homily As the sun continues to rise on the just and the unjust alike, so too do various trials and temptations face each of us. These unwelcome attacks are inevitable, and often times when in the midst of such temptations-we often look to God in confusion and ask… Continue reading Why God Permits Temptations
Church worship varies greatly amongst the different branches of Christianity. Whilst Evangelical Christians pride themselves on providing their followers with a contemporary style of worship, centering on worship music and a spontaneous array of praises, the more traditional churches offer rigid worship practices that are liturgical in nature. So which of these communal styles is… Continue reading Worship in the Early Church
In this article it my intention to invite you on a journey back in time, to an era where the church was young, and a time when the ancient fathers were paving the way in Christian piety, prayer and worship. Below are ten prayers by the Early Fathers of the Church that give us wonderful insight into… Continue reading 10 Powerful Prayers by the Early Church Fathers
The writings of the Early Church Fathers are an indispensable source of wisdom guiding our walk with Christ. These fathers lived many centuries ago, but their words continue to teach, direct and model the Christian life. In short, these fathers offer us invaluable spiritual guidance through their lives and writings.