Praying for those who have died: Notes from Dormition

In this article, I will use my notes from the sermon delivered on the Feast of the Dormition (Falling Asleep) of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary (August 15, 2018). My purpose here is the explore a simple question: can and should we pray for the dead? Should we address them or include them in our […]

Understanding Orthodox Worship

Recently, a new form of worship has become widely popular among Christians.  Where before people would sing hymns accompanied by an organ then listen to a sermon, in this new worship there are praise bands that use rock band instruments, short catchy praise songs, sophisticated Powerpoint presentations, and the pastor giving uplifting practical teachings about […]

Meet the Church that gave us the Bible

PART 1: HOW IT ALL HAPPENED A lot people hold a Bible in their hands and never ask the most fundamental questions: where did this book come from? Who decided that 2 Peter would be in but the Gospel of Peter would be out? What about that strange book called Revelation or Apocalypse? Who in […]