Follow this one weird trick to be like Jesus.
How is the Church like a boat?
What does God expect from us anyway?
When I agreed to review this book, I was hoping it would provide the evidence that Orthodox Christianity was essentially just first-century Jewish worship with a Christological core, thereby proving to my Evangelical friends and family that the Orthodox Church was really what they were looking for all along. Coming at it with that mindset, I was disappointed (and that probably serves me right).
How do we believe without seeing, and why should we anyway?
The adults and older kids here can probably recite the story from memory: Jesus tells a parable about a father and his two sons. Although He doesn’t say this, the father is mean to represent God, and the sons are meant to represent two kinds of people. See if you can figure out which one you are.
Orthodox Christianity adds richness to so many aspects of our lives. The calendar is just one avenue, but it’s an important one that we might often miss. This printable, weekly planner incorporates elements of the Church calendar, and can be customized to include the dates important to you and your family.
As we begin the season of Great Lent—a season seemingly filled with rules and exhortations to be holy—the Church reminds us that following the rules is not what it’s all about. If Great Lent just makes us a better rule follower, we’re missing the point.
Sixteen feasts of the Orthodox Christian Church have forefeast periods or afterfeast periods. Here they are compared visually.
As we prepare for Great Lent our focus should be on true repentance. Zacchaeus is one of the best examples of repentance in the Gospels.