The Orthodox Tradition dates back to the earliest Christian times before the great councils or the Bible we now have existed. From this first generation of Christians we have an account of the birth and early life of Mary in the Protoevangelium of James with some additional details from The Infancy Gospel of Matthew. These … Continue reading The Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple – 21st November
Remember, Lord, Your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to Your love remember me, for You, Lord, are good. (Psalm 25:5-7) I love the Psalms, as they cover every emotion and religious experience, from despair to praise and … Continue reading What Do You Think About During the Two Minutes Silence?
A reflection for Harvest This is the time of year for many churches to hold their Harvest Festival services. No doubt, there will be displays of food, some grown in local gardens. While gardeners have pleasure growing fruit and vegetables, it can be hard work tending to them. Jesus knew about the care given to … Continue reading The Divine Gardener