Fasting

From here: Fasting is a means and spiritual tool which is not limited to food, but the entire man must participate in it psychosomatically. Listen to what John Chrysostom says: ‘Do you fast? Give me proof of it by your works. If you see a poor man, take pity on...

We Must Pray for All

A quote from Elder Sophony’s book, Saint Silouan the Athonite: “I remember a conversation between him (Saint Silouan) and a certain hermit, who declared with evident satisfaction, ‘God will punish all atheists. They will burn in everlasting fire.’...

More Thoughts about the Rustbelt

I grew up in suburbia, just outside of Washington DC. From infancy, my family would travel to Greensburg, PA to visit my great aunts. They were really the closest things to grandparents I had, these two sisters. I always looked to those trips with great excitement. I...