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


Saturday November 1st from 10-11:30 Scot Larsen will speak on: “Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives.” Scot Larsen, who has been significantly impacted in his personal, business and spiritual life by the book by Elder Thaddeus, “Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives”. Control of our thoughts (logismoi) is a … ...More

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

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14 New Year’s Resolutions for Orthodox Christians

Fr Damick

Father Andrew Damick Around this time of year, many people start thinking about ways they can change for the better. While New Year’s resolutions are not particularly a feature of the Orthodox faith, change certainly is, and resolving to change based on times and seasons is certainly part of our … ...More

Our First Visit to an Orthodox Church

Ron and Judy Alsop

Ron & Judy Alsop (Barnabas & Judith) “Culture shock” probably best describes our first visit to St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, CA. In August, 2006, our “kids,” Kentigern & Theodosia Sammons (Kent & Jayna to us) invited us to attend Divine Liturgy at St. Andrew. Fr. … ...More

Why We Fast Before Christmas


Gabe Martini The time of preparation before Christmas is intended to be a time of purposeful asceticism, alms-giving, and learning to say yes to God while saying no to our own desires. But Christmas, and especially in present day America, has become a time of great anxiety and materialism, … ...More

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