Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

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

OCA: Reflections in Christ

Questions and Answers about Orthodox Christianity
  1. Image of a True Disciple: The Gadarene Demoniac
    One of the most challenging narratives in the Gospels is the healing of the Gadarene demoniac [Mark 5:1-20; Matthew 8:28-34;…
  2. The Major Significance of the Minor Orders
    Many denominations have no real “minor orders”—i.e. clergy set apart to perform tasks other than ruling the flock and…
  3. A Radical Critique of Selfishness
    “And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and…
  4. Seeing good—and God—in people!
    On one of my neighborhood walks, I came across some more “sidewalk graffiti” in front of the Williams Street Elementary school…
  5. The Crucified King of Glory
    We are in the midst of the post-festal celebration of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross — to…
  6. The Nativity of the Theotokos:  First Light
    When Mary of Nazareth first emerged from her mother as a newborn infant and uttered her first newborn cries, few then present…
  7. Transfiguration: Cultivating the Image of Divine Beauty
    Last Sunday—August 6—we celebrated the Great Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, which we will continue to celebrate…

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