IRELAND: A Shamrock, A Shipwreck, And a Wardrobe

I’m in the UK for a spell; started out in Glastonbury (Part 1 and Part 2), now in and around Belfast. Click the images to enlarge. Read more

Glastonbury – Part 2

Here’s some pics from my second day in Glastonbury. You may find Part One – HERE. Click to enlarge. Read more

Glastonbury (Part 1)

I’m on a bit of a sabbatical in the United Kingdom.  Your prayers! First stop:  Glastonbury, England. Click on the images to enlarge. Read more

Raise ‘em, Clap ‘em, Thump Wid ‘em (Shadow Puppets?): What am I to do with my hands during Liturgy?

It’s a common scene: A man or woman walks into their first Divine Liturgy and they are totally lost.  What are they to do with their hands? When I was growing up in the Baptist Church, once one got seated in the pew, it was time to use the hands to dig in mom’s purse for some candy or gum. This, of course, is not allowed in Orthodox Temples.  In fact, no food except the Eucharist and Antidoron should be… Read more

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… Read more

Kalo Pascha from Mine to Yours!

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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

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:  HERE Click images to ENLARGE. Choir Rehearsal before the service; Andy Ghiz directing.         Read more

Four Fridays in March, Six Days of Creation

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St Joseph/Houston – Icons Installed

From the St Joseph Photo Gallery; photos by Eddie Brega. Click the image to enlarge.   Read more

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