The Peeler, the Hound & the Addict

At present, before the day of judgment comes, even though the Spirit cannot dwell within those who are unworthy, He nevertheless is present in a limited way with those who have been baptized, hoping that their conversion will result in salvation. – St Basil the Great, On the Holy Spirit In Flannery O’Connor’s short story, The Peeler, the main character, Hazel Motes, is on a journey. It’s a spiritual journey which he has confused as a carnal tour. Along the way, he encounters a blind evan … [Read more...]

Stalking the Bogeyman

This is a tragic story ... worth reading (especially for fathers). WARNING: graphic details!Follow up story. … [Read more...]

A Ten Year Old Priest

Today, on the Feast of Pentecost, I, though unworthy, celebrated my 10th anniversary as an Orthodox priest. It's been a rough road. Moments of glory mixed with suffering -- all of which were complicated by my own sinfulness and shortcomings -- have been my helpers. I thank God.I regret the missed opportunities brought about by my own shortsightedness. I regret the mistakes that I've made due to people-pleasing, impatience, lack of discretion, selfishness and carelessness. As any parent … [Read more...]

Secession in the South

Sanctioned homosexual unions elsewhere have led to a new movement of secession in the South as mentioned in this article from World Net Daily. … [Read more...]