MARY: Rejoice, O thou Spring of life for all men


It was 1989; I was in my first year of seminary. Browsing the bookstore one morning I found a book illustrated by Fr John Matusiak called Orthodox Clipart. Therein was a drawing of Mary in a font with Christ in her lap. I was captivated by what I thought was a beautiful illustration of baptism: birth and rebirth. I bought the book and excitedly showed the wife. Two things happened thanks to that purchase: 1) We commissioned an icon of that image from an iconographer we met in Madison, Wisconsin; … [Read more...]

Kalo Pascha from Mine to Yours!

Agape Vespers

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Metropolitan Philip — A Few Stories


Some reminiscences about Metropolitan Philip prior to the Trisagion for the Departed at St Joseph Church, Houston - Sunday of the Cross, March 23, 2014 on ... The Orthodixie Podcast on Ancient Faith Radio! … [Read more...]

HOUSTON: Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers, 2014

Front, from the left:  Deacon Meletios Marx, Fathers Symeon Kees, James Early, Daniel Payne, Gabriel Karam, Serge Veselinovich, Joseph Huneycutt, Hieromonk John, Anastasios Raptis, Michale Lambakis, Anthony Baba, Forty James Shadid.  Back: Fathers James early, Gregory Gibson, John Whiteford, Dejan Tiosavljevic, Dimtry Tagaropulos, George Dahdouh, Richard Petranek.

Living as an Orthodox Christian in a Secular Society - Fr Daniel Payne, Associate Pastor of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, preaches during the Houston Orthodox Clergy Association's annual Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers at St Joseph Church, Houston (March 9, 2014).Audio:  HEREClick images to ENLARGE.Choir Rehearsal before the service; Andy Ghiz directing.     … [Read more...]