Posted: 01/31/17
A Lenten meditation on one form of fasting ... [MORE]
Posted: 01/31/17
Here's an offer for making your Lenten fast in a different way ...[MORE]
Posted: 12/03/15
Tommy and Fritz showed us 101 years ago that we celebrate the Incarnation best when we...[MORE]
Posted: 10/19/15
How is an Orthodox wedding service so different from other church weddings? [MORE]
Posted: 08/03/15
Every year at Camp, someone asks during the "Night with God" campfire talk about whether...[MORE]
Posted: 05/22/15
Shakespeare spoke Scripturally when he wrote, "Neither a borrower nor a lender be."[MORE]
Posted: 03/31/15
Long before the Unsinkable Molly Brown, there were the Unbendable Myrrhbearing Women ... [MORE]
Posted: 01/16/15
In honor of the Sunday of Orthodoxy on March 1, I offer this piece that I prepared for the...[MORE]
Posted: 01/16/15
Is there a place in our fasting regimen for dental hygiene before receiving Holy Communion?[MORE]
Posted: 12/01/14
The greatest Christmas gift of all is a name. [MORE]
Posted: 12/01/14
The wonder drug that can change your life![MORE]
Posted: 09/24/14
This true story by Richard Thurman was first published in Reader's Digest in June 1958.  A...[MORE]
Posted: 08/08/14
The Spring 2014 issue of PRAXIS Magazine, the official publication of the Department of Religious...[MORE]
Posted: 06/02/14
The story of an unlikely saint. [MORE]
Posted: 06/02/14
If the medium is the message, what's the point of Pentecost's polyglossia? [MORE]
Posted: 03/28/14
When is doubt a sin? [MORE]
Posted: 01/30/14
"Guard your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life." Proverbs 4:23[MORE]
Posted: 12/30/13
An ancient form of spiritual direction from those with supernatural insight into the human soul.[MORE]
Posted: 12/01/13
The Babe born in Bethlehem accomplished what Caesar in Rome could not do with all his...[MORE]
Posted: 10/31/13
Don't confuse comfort with well-being, either physically or spiritually ...[MORE]
Posted: 09/28/13
Some things you should know about Saint Nicholas, whose Deisis icon has been newly installed in...[MORE]
Posted: 08/26/13
Here are some things you should know about St. Athanasius, whose icon is the newest...[MORE]
Posted: 08/07/13
On July 25, Metropolitan Nicholas was invited to be the guest homilist at the Ecumenical...[MORE]
Posted: 07/01/13
Please read this entire article before you receive Communion again.  I ask this of each and...[MORE]
Posted: 06/03/13
Everything we know about what happens when a person dies. [MORE]
Posted: 04/25/13
Why was that angel sitting down?[MORE]
Posted: 03/26/13
How often should a person receive Holy Communion? [MORE]
Posted: 02/26/13
A meditation on Matthew 20:25-28 [MORE]
Posted: 11/28/12
How exactly did the shepherds' fox get dirty? [MORE]
Posted: 11/28/12
Why the Church has no volunteers ... [MORE]
Posted: 09/25/12
The original article, not as printed in the Orthodox Observer . This is a follow-up to...[MORE]
Posted: 09/25/12
Can you catch a disease from Communion? [MORE]
Posted: 07/06/12
A tribute to two equally great organizations in our parish [MORE]
Posted: 07/06/12
Thoughts for the Fourth from a Michigander at large in his native habitat [MORE]
Posted: 05/21/12
Thoughts for Mother’s Day 2012 [MORE]
Posted: 05/21/12
A meditation on the feast of the Righteous Prophet Job on May 6. [MORE]
Posted: 04/26/12
A recap of a beautiful Week offered to Christ the Crucified and Risen Lord. [MORE]
Posted: 04/09/12
What does Christ's Resurrection entail for our view of the present life and world? [MORE]
Posted: 02/29/12
When is generosity not generosity? We shall see … [MORE]
Posted: 01/10/12
What is happening when we sprinkle Holy Water around the Church and our homes? [MORE]
Posted: 08/27/11
Fr. Mark's reflection on a session of service as a staff priest at Ionian Village [MORE]
Posted: 07/06/11
What is the official position of the Orthodox Church on tattoos and body piercings? [MORE]
Posted: 04/01/11
What can we say as Orthodox Christians about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan? [MORE]
Posted: 10/29/10
John the Baptist is the role model for thoughtful Christian service. [MORE]
Posted: 10/01/10
Just as the Fourth of July is a date with a significance for peoples of the world, the...[MORE]