This is not to be practiced without consultation with your spiritual father. Lent, 2019 Dear all, “Behold, my brethren, how much a fast can do, and in what manner the law commands us to fast. It is required that not only with the body should we fast, but with the soul. Now the soul is … Continue reading Lent program, 2019 → The post Lent program, 2019 appeared first on Canamorthodox: Finding Freedom in Christianity..
Sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly. Gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land to the house of the Lord your God; and cry to the Lord. (Joel 1:14) Lent is here! It’s a special season, and this verse above helps us capture the spirit of this time. The “call of this … Continue reading Sanctify a fast! → The post Sanctify a fast! appeared first on Canamorthodox: Finding Freedom in Christianity..
He stood, watching and waiting for the moment his son would come home. He ran to him, burst into tears, embraced him in his filth. Hugged his child that smelled like swine and that had wished his own death. It’s Lent. This past Sunday was the Sunday of the Prodigal Son. Often we talk about … Continue reading The Lost Kid →
I am not a morning person. When someone says, “Good morning!” to me, I’m usually thinking, “What’s so good about it?” Usually, however, I don’t articulate that aloud. It’s not polite. I’m also stubborn and obstinate. Then, there’s my mother. She’s obsessed with cleanliness. If she could choose one superhero ability, it wouldn’t be invisibility … Continue reading Sorry, mom: On Lenten Warfare. →