February 28, 2014

A long time ago, in a parish far, far away…. It is a period of church war. Ortho-Nerds, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the Nominal Ecclesiarch. During the struggle, Ortho-Nerd spies managed to steal secret plans to the Ecclesiarch’s ultimate weapon, the Death Pew,a padded seating bench with enough width to destroy thirty standing positions. Pursued by the Ecclesiarch’s aging Archons, Catechumen Leila texts home aboard her iPhone 5C, the stolen plans that can... Read more

February 18, 2014

As we prepare to enter “Cheese Week” progressing toward the Great Fast of the Church, here follows a repost from years past to aid in the struggle. Here’s some items that can help stock a Lenten Pantry … + dried fruits (raisins, currants, apples, cranberries, apricots, prunes, coconut flakes) + fresh fruits and vegetables + candied peels, mixed + dried beans (black beans, soy beans, navy beans, red kidney beans, great northern beans, mung beans, etc) + dried legumes (red... Read more

January 17, 2014

A recent article posted online brought to mind this post from a few years back … With all the talk about “Swine Flu” (H1N1) and other communicable diseases, the question arises: “Can I get sick from the Chalice?” There is a one word answer to this, but more on that later. First, a few words about those who should not receive Holy Communion … + If you are Orthodox and not taking your spiritual life seriously; + If you are... Read more

January 15, 2014

This book is an excellent treatise on the Eastern Orthodox Christian Faith, written primarily for seekers of Truth by a former Baptist, Father Philip LeMasters, a priest of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America and pastor of St Luke Orthodox Church, Abilene. Fr Philip is also the Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University and the Corporate Secretary of the Board of Trustees of St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. That’s a mouthful of... Read more

January 14, 2014

Ancient Faith Publishing (formerly Conciliar Press) is having a $3 sale on We Came, We Saw, We Converted .   How much you ask?   $3!   (1.  2.  THREE dollars!)   Interested?  CLICK. Order No. 9780982277089 by Fr. Joseph Huneycutt Subtitle: The Lighter Side of Orthodoxy in America  Based on his popular blog and Ancient Faith Radio podcast, Orthodixie, Fr. Joseph Huneycutt presents a humorous look at the pluses, minuses, joys, pitfalls, and struggles of perpetual conversion within an Orthodox... Read more

January 14, 2014

Sometimes you can judge a podcast by its title! The Orthodixie Podcast on Ancient Faith Radio! Read more

January 10, 2014

Iconographer Dmitry Shkolnik and his helper, Aleko Michedlishvili have begun the latest icon install at St Joseph Orthodox Church, Houston, Texas.  Pictured below, unfurled on the floor and out of order, are: Christ creating the Universe. Christ creating Adam & Eve. The Temptation & Fall. The Expulsion of from Paradise. Beneath these four scenes, on the north wall of the Narthex/Baptistery, will be some of the Evangelizers of the Nations: Nina of Georgia Cyril & Methodius Mary Magdalene Photini, the Samaritan... Read more

January 9, 2014

I started blogging in 2004, having no idea what would come of it. It is thanks to Huw Richardson that I started at all. We both worked 3rd shift at a substance abuse recovery center; there was lots of down time in the wee hours. Blogging was relatively new, before the Facebook Era, and The Orthodixie Blog took off. After ten years, thousands of blog posts, hundreds of podcasts, a couple awards and a few books … here we are:... Read more

December 5, 2013

Recently, during a break between retreat talks, I was approached by an Asian woman …  Now, before I continue, I have to tell you a story. At school, one of my kids was recently engaged in a class exercise to reveal certain stereotypes.  The activity required one student to have a classification of a people or person taped to their head – which only their partner could see.  The knowing partner would give hints and clues to the unknowing taped... Read more

November 25, 2013

Dr John Mark Reynolds debates Dan Barker. Really … worth the two hours. Read more

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