OT Bible Study #17: Who went up and Whom did they meet?

OT Bible Study #17: Mount Sinai Make the pure light of Your divine knowledge shine in our hearts, Loving Master, and open the eyes of our minds that we may understand the message of Your Gospel. Instill also in us reverence for Your blessed commandments, so that overcoming all worldly desires, we may pursue a […]

OT Bible Study #16: The Ten Commandments

OT Bible Study #16: The Ten Commandments Make the pure light of Your divine knowledge shine in our hearts, Loving Master, and open the eyes of our minds that we may understand the message of Your Gospel. Instill also in us reverence for Your blessed commandments, so that overcoming all worldly desires, we may pursue […]

OT Bible Study #15: The First Meeting of God at Sinai

OT Bible Study #15 The First Meeting with God at Mt. Sinai Make the pure light of Your divine knowledge shine in our hearts, Loving Master, and open the eyes of our minds that we may understand the message of Your Gospel. Instill also in us reverence for Your blessed commandments, so that overcoming all […]

Home Bible Study – Palm Sunday

The Triumphant Entry – Palm (Willow) Sunday St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 4:4-9 BRETHREN, rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made […]

UOL Retreat on Divine Liturgy – Lecture Notes

2017 UOL Lenten Retreat Divine Liturgy Why is it useful to study the Divine Liturgy? Practical reason: it’ll make more sense We were made to be liturgical beings, but that is no longer true The main part of the Divine Liturgy is intuitive, but much is not Parts of it are down right incomprehesible Practical […]

Home Bible Study – St. Mary of Egypt

St. Mary of Egypt – 5th Sunday of Lent Gospel: Mark 10:32-45. Now they were on the road going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed. And as they followed they were afraid. Why were they amazed? This is just after the conversation with the rich young men. Then […]

Home Bible Study – St. John of the Ladder

A bit of a change this week.  Rather than looking at the scripture readings for the coming Sunday, we are looking at a (very) few chapters from St. John of the Ladder. Some Lessons from St. John’s “The Ladder of Divine Ascent” From Step Four: On Blessed Obedience 5. You who have decided to strip […]

Retreat Notes: “Why Bother?”

Why do we bother? Why is this question worth asking? It comes to mind because lots of people do not bother, and our psychology is affected by their examples. It also comes to mind because it is hard. Takes up a lot of time. Takes up a lot of money. Takes up a lot of […]

Home Bible Study – The Cross

The Third Sunday of Great Lent: Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:1-6 Beloved in Christ, since we have a high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we have not a high priest […]

Home Bible Study – Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

Second Sunday of Great Lent: St. Gregory Palamas Epistle Reading: St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 1:10-14; 2:1-3 [To the Son, God says;] “IN THE BEGINNING, Thou, Lord, didst found the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of thy hands; they will perish, but thou remainest; they will all grow old […]