Video of Father George Aquaro – “The Soul After Death”


This is a video of the lecture, Father George Aquaro, gave March 28th, 2015 at St Barnabas Orthodox Church in Costa Mesa, California. This is the first in the 2015 adult catechism series “Acquiring the Mind of the Church.” The talk is titled: “The Soul After Death.” In the talk he gives us an … ...More

Metropolitan JOSEPH to visit Saint Barnabas Monday night of Holy Week – April 6th

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We are pleased to announce that Our primate Metropolitan JOSEPH will join Saint Barnabas Monday night of Holy Week at 7 PM for the Bridegroom service! Let's show him a great welcome. Please remember to be there extra early on Monday so we may greet him properly.   … ...More

This weekend! March 28th – Father George Aquaro on: “The Soul After Death”

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Saturday March 28th from 10-11:30 Father George Aquaro will speak on: “The Soul After Death.” He will give us an overview of the views of the Orthodox-Byzantine Tradition on the 'state of the soul' after it separates from the body. This is one you will not want to miss live! Father George Aquaro is … ...More

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Why it takes about a decade to really become Orthodox

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By Rod Dreher That’s my son Lucas, 11, spending an hour in church this morning reading the Psalms aloud. As I’ve mentioned, the Orthodox tradition is to read the Psalms straight through in an all-night vigil starting with the first service of Holy Saturday (which takes place on Good Friday … ...More

Holy Fire or Holy Light


Where and when does the miracle occur? The ceremony, which awes the souls of Christians, takes place in the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem. The Holy Fire is the most renowned miracle in the world of Eastern Orthodoxy. It has taken place at the same time, in the same manner, in the same … ...More

The Blessings of the Children – A Reflection

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Judith Alsop It was a beautiful Sunday morning in southern California, both inside and outside of St. Barnabas Christian Orthodox church. Sunday morning Divine Liturgy never fails to enrich my soul in some way, but, on this one particular Sunday, blessings flowed through several children in my line … ...More

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