TODAY: St Raphael of Brooklyn

No matter how much I have labored and no matter how much grief I have endured, I consider myself only to have done what was my duty as a Priest. Is it not to the well-being and salvation of our neighbors that we servants of God and spiritual shepherds have dedicated our entire lives?-- St Raphael of BrooklynRejoice, O Father Raphael, adornment of the holy Church! Thou art champion of the True Faith, seeker of the lost, consolation of the oppressed, father to orphans and friend of the poor, … [Read more...]

KNOWLEDGE: Material & Spiritual

If one studies a great deal in order to acquire knowledge and to teach others, without living the things he teaches, he does no more than fill his head with hot air. At most, he will manage to ascend to the moon using machines. The goal of the Christian is to rise to God without machines.-- Elder Paisios the AthoniteThanks to FWD from Fr Josiah Trenham. … [Read more...]


While all about on October 31st is spooky ...One may find annual refuge at St George, Houston.Wait! There's the priest now!What? You don't recognize him? (More will be revealed.)Arrgh! We don't wear no scary costumes!Get me, Mate?Yes, it's true, on this night, I'm fairy certain you can dress up however you wish: Yes - fairy, No - Scary.Here's Jack ... without the box.... and dual smiles -- here ...... and there!Uh oh! Identity crisis. This seems to be Batman carrying a Spidey pail ... being … [Read more...]

Michael, Jonah, Joseph, George & Lily

Clergy following the Feast Day Liturgy, October 20th, at St Jonah of Manchuria Orthodox Church, from left: Fr John Filipovich of St Michael; Fr John Whiteford of St Jonah; Fr Matthew MacKay of St Joseph; Fr Joseph Huneycutt of St George.I took this picture of the Missuz & the Baby because Lily's eyes matched their shirts, or vice versa. (Sometimes life is just grand :)Coming up later today ... Pics from last night's All Saints Party at St George! … [Read more...]