Our intercession for the dead

Taken from “After Death”, by Archimandrite Vasilios Bakogiannis – “We are not willing to be crucified for our own salvation, how much less for that of our neighbor. God was crucified for our salvation! And that means that He desires our salvation more than we ourselves do. As the Holy Gospel says, Christ healed theContinue reading “Our intercession for the dead”

Envy Us on Facebook!

H/T: Daily News (here) Facebook leaves many users envious and unhappy, German researchers say By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON — Witnessing friends’ vacations, love lives and work successes on Facebook can cause envy and trigger feelings of misery and loneliness, according to German researchers. A study conducted jointly by two German universities found rampant envy onContinue reading “Envy Us on Facebook!”

Theophany 2013

On Sunday we had our second annual Pan Orthodox Theophany celebration, River Blessing in the Shenango Valley. We were downtown Sharon, our usual spot, where we blessed the Shenango River. His Eminence Archbishop Nathanael, Archbishop of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate, was visiting the local Holy Cross Orthodox Church and was our special guest andContinue reading “Theophany 2013”