Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

Joy of all the Sorrowful - Mays Landing, NJ (f. 1966)


A blog from the Orthodox Church in America's Department of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministries
  1. School Shootings and the Evil Within Ourselves
    by Fr. Nicholas Roth I’m sure that by now everybody knows about the most recent mass shooting that occurred last Friday at Santa Fe High School outside of Houston, TX, in which a 17-year-old fatally shot 10 people and wounded 13 others. Unfortunately, as shootings become increasingly common, it seems as though it’s almost impossible […]
  2. Personal Reflection: In Honor of Brain Cancer Awareness Month
    By Elias Hodge May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month.  In 2013, my mom was diagnosed with brain cancer. When I was first told the news, I felt as if all the breath was taken out of me. I didn’t really know what to think. I was 14 years old at the time. Her prognosis was […]
  3. Leaving the Orthodox Church
    by Fr. Richard Rene   As a priest, I am always concerned about why people leave the Orthodox Faith. Over the years, I have noticed that the problem may have to do with the very modern ways in which we think about our spiritual lives as personal journeys. In pre-modern societies, a person’s identity was […]
  4. Prison Ministry: A Service to Others
      “I’m going to prison,” is something I say with joy every week. I am part of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry in Shakopee, Minnesota (https://theocpm.org/ & http://www.ocpm-mn.org/) Each Monday evening after work, I meet up with my fellow volunteers at a local Culver’s for dinner and discussion. Then we drive to the only women’s prison […]
  5. The 8 Reasons Why YOU Should go to Church Camp
    1. Church, Twice a Day At camp we celebrate a morning prayer service to hear the Word of God as our first activity of the day. With this spiritually centered start of the day, it is more possible to remember God’s providence as we go about our activities and when the day is complete, we […]

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