Metropolitan Joseph on the Great Fast 2015


    "O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, faintheartedness, lust of power and idle talk. But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to Thy servant. Yea O Lord and King, grant me to see my own sins and not to judge my brother, for blessed art Thou … ...More

Acquiring the Mind of the Church 2015! March 28th! Father George Aquaro on: “The Soul After Death”


Our next talk in the Acquiring the Mind of the Church series, Saint Barnabas’ adult spiritual formation class, will take place on Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at 10 AM at St Barnabas Orthodox Church. Our topic will be on the Soul After Death". Our guest speaker will be Father George Aquaro from St … ...More

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

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Fasting and Great Lent

Great Lent

THE TRIODION Great Lent is the 40-day season of spiritual preparation that comes before the most important Feast of the Christian year, Holy Pascha (which means “Passover” and is commonly called “Easter”,). It is the central part of a larger time of preparation called the Triodion season. The … ...More

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

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