Video of Kevin Allen – ”Orthodoxy and Asceticism – Why and what is its purpose in our Christian lives”

Kevin Allen

This is a video of the lecture, Kevin Allen, gave October 4th, 2014 at St Barnabas Orthodox Church in Costa Mesa, California. This is the fifth in the 2014 adult catechism series “Acquiring the Mind of the Church.” The talk is titled: Orthodoxy and Asceticism – Why and what is its purpose in … ...More

November 1st! Scot Larsen on: “Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives”


Our next talk in the Acquiring the Mind of the Church series, Saint Barnabas' adult spiritual formation class, will take place on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10 AM at St Barnabas Orthodox Church. Our topic will be on  Our Thoughts and their Influence on Our Lives. Our speaker will be our own … ...More

Kevin Allen on: Orthodoxy and Asceticism – Audio

Kevin Allen

This is the audio of our fifth talk in the once-monthly continuing education and catechism series: Acquiring the Mind of the Church! The talk, Orthodoxy and Asceticism – Why and what is its purpose in our Christian lives, was presented at our parish by Kevin Allen and the talk is now available … ...More

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10 Ways Orthodox Parents Set Children Up for Moral Failure


By Christina Pessemier Life gets busy and we don’t step back enough to see what we might be doing as parents to hurt our children’s spiritual growth. Being an intentional Orthodox Christian parent is hard work…but it’s worth it. We have a legacy of faith, wisdom and experience we can pass on to … ...More


Judy Alsop

By Judith Alsop A dear friend and mentor of mine quotes a poignant poem in his book, “Don’t Waste Your Sorrows.”  It goes like this: I walked a mile with pleasure; She chattered all the way, But left me none the wiser For all she had to say. I walked a mile with sorrow; And ne’er a word … ...More

From Protestant to Orthodox

Fr David Wooten

By Fr David Wooten ”If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. The old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” II Cor. 5:17 BEGINNINGS When I talk with people “who knew me when”—during my first twenty years of life as an Evangelical Protestant—I usually am met with … ...More

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