Video of Abbess Mother Victoria – “Prayer in the Heart in a World of Distractions”

Prayer in the Heart in a World of Distractions – Mother Victoria

This is a video of the lecture, Abbess Mother Victoria, gave August 2nd, 2014 at St Barnabas Orthodox Church in Costa Mesa, California. This is the third in the 2014 adult catechism series “Acquiring the Mind of the Church.” The talk is titled: Prayer in the heart in a world of … ...More



By Fr. George Dion Dragas The Place of the Theotokos in the Church: The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Theotokos (Mother of God) occupies next to Christ the most important place in Orthodox Christianity. This is most obvious in the Orthodox liturgical tradition. Entering into any Orthodox church you … ...More

Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ


The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ is celebrated each year on August 6. The feast commemorates the transfiguration or metamorphosis of Christ on Mount Tabor, when our Lord appeared in His divine glory before the Apostles Peter, James, and John. Icon of the … ...More

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Reflections on Our Lady


By Judy Alsop I don’t remember just when Our Lady won my heart. She did it over time. When my husband and I first began exploring Orthodoxy, I was very offended by the honor and reverence given to her.   But little by little my attitude changed and my spiritual eyes began to open. Gradually, as I … ...More

The Dark Knight of the Soul


By Tomas Rocha Set back on quiet College Hill in Providence, Rhode Island, sits a dignified, four story, 19th-century house that belongs to Dr. Willoughby Britton. Inside, it is warm, spacious, and organized. The shelves are stocked with organic foods. A solid wood dining room table seats up to … ...More

Living A Christian Life Requires Constant Effort


By Ben Cabe When I was 13-years-old my dad challenged me to do 40 situps every day for two weeks. I informed him after the two weeks that I successfully completed his challenge and planned to continue the exercise. And I did. I kept it up for quite some time. When I began to see the slightest … ...More

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