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. Through the Cross… Joy!
    “For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comprehension” [2 Corinthians…
  2. It is Time for the Lord to Act:  The Significance of Assembling
    According to the official OCA service book, the Divine Liturgy begins when the deacon “bows his head to the priest and says,…
  3. Great Lent and Fasting in the Age of “the Screen”
    “Enlighten me through prayers and fasting” [Forgiveness Vespers]. Within the context of Great Lent and our ascetical effort…
  4. The Language of Unworthiness
    In his first epistle to Timothy, Paul wrote, “It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus…
  5. “Now is the Acceptable Time”—Lent as “Beginning”
    A “good beginning” to Great Lent can go a long way toward a “good ending.”  Today, on “Pure Monday,” it certainly may seem…
  6. Bright Sadness
    by Father Andrew Morbey The American poet and Orthodox convert, Scott Cairns, writes in a chapter of God For Us:…
  7. A Lenten Reading List
    I thought to compile a list of more-or-less Orthodox “lenten classics” upon which you may want to draw as Great Lent…

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1966 - 2016

We are celebrating our fiftieth year as a parish in Mays Landing, New Jersey

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