Why Doesn’t God Heal Me?

Fresh from the Antiochian Clergy Symposium on “Medicine, Theology, and Healing,” here’s some thoughts from Sunday’s sermon at St Joseph/Houston on Jesus’ healing of the Paralytic, and that which matters most.   The Orthodixie Podcast on Ancient Faith Radio.   Read more

A Three-Peat on Clergy Feet

With the election of a new Metropolitan for the Antiochians and fresh-from-seminary newly ordained men throughout the Church, one thing’s for sure: Their feet are the same as, well, yours! Here’s a three-peat on clay feet. The Orthodixie Podcast on Ancient Faith Radio!       Image Source   Read more

Ordained by Waffle House (Who are YOU with?)

An honest to goodness email from a real person: Hi Father Joseph! How are you? At the fair last week someone asked me “Who are you with?” and I thought of your book. I was waiting for the pig races to start and the family next to me was talking about, of all things, confession. The mom was talking about how going to a Catholic university she saw the ridiculousness of religion in how everyone used confession to basically do… Read more

Jesus, Mary & Joseph in England (Constantine & Helen, too)!

AFR BLURB:  Just back from five weeks in the United Kingdom, Fr Joseph shares from his travelogue on the Saints — and others — he encountered there.  In other words, what do Joseph of Arimathea, Patrick of Ireland, Elder Sophrony, King Arthur, and Ron Weasley all have in common? Is Glastonbury known for more than a muddy music festival? Did Our Lord visit England as a boy? Do airline security personnel visit Armagh? The Orthodixie Podcast on Ancient Faith Radio! Read more

Fire from Ashes – The Reality of Perpetual Conversion

Projected ship date, July 7 by Joseph Huneycutt & Steve Robinson Popular bloggers and podcasters Fr. Joseph Huneycutt and Steve “the Builder” Robinson explore the reality of life in Christ as perpetual conversion—falling and rising, falling and rising again. No matter how cold the ashes of our hearts, with Christ’s help we can fan them back into flame. Illustrated with Steve’s inimitable cartoons. Available for PRE-ORDER. Read more

The Premarital Podcast That Has Everyone Singing!

Every now and then someone asks me to send them my notes or outline structure for Premarital Counseling.  With every couple, with little variation, it’s all pretty much the same.  If I can get the couple to think about, eventually talk about, four common topics … it’s a good start. Marriage is hard work.  I’m convinced that any man and woman can make a marriage work … if THEY are willing to work! So, here’s an oldie but goodie (with… Read more

COLCHESTER: The Parish of St Helen

Traveling the United Kingdom as an Orthodox pilgrim, you just never know what you might find. There was a time when I wanted to start a mission in Charlotte, North Carolina and name it for St Helen. I was told that it would need to be named for Ss Constantine & Helen. Regardless, it never came to fruition. But, my youngest daughter, Helen will be happy to note that there is a parish named for [only] her patron saint in… Read more

ESSEX: Monastery of St John the Baptist

I was blessed to spend eight days at the Monastery of St John the Baptist in Essex, which was founded by Fr Sophrony (Sakharov). There are no pictures, below, of the iconography within the various temples on the monastery grounds for several reasons: 1) digital images, outside of context and setting, would not do justice; 2) pictures were discouraged; 3) it just didn’t seem right. BUT, here are some images of the monastery grounds (and famous cats). Click images to… Read more

WALSINGHAM: Pilgrimage to the Slipper Chapel

More pics from the UK. Previous editions: One, Two, Three, Four. Click images to enlarge. Read more

ARMAGH: Patrick, Patrick, and Dobby?

Today I traveled back to England from Ireland; here are some scenes from yesterday’s jaunt to Armargh, the See of Patrick. My driver was my host, Mary accompanied by her dog, Bailey. Earlier galleries: Glastonbury-1, Glastonbury-2, and Downpatrick. Click pics to enlarge. Read more

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