“As for myself, as long as I live and breathe and am of sound mind…”

“As for myself, as long as I live and breathe and am of sound mind, I won’t cease, especially during these brightest days [of Bright Week], to continuously chant in the worship of my Christ, to lovingly describe nature, and to paint with affection the genuine Greek traditions.” – Alexandros Papadiamandis

Documentary: “The Great and Holy Monastery of Vatopedi: Truth and Myths”

Vatopedi Monastery on Mount Athos is one of the (if not the) largest monasteries in Greece. It is located in a verdant valley along the northeastern shore of Athos. I’ve visited the monastery numerous times and have always been blessed by their great hospitality, the beauty of their services, and the peace of their park-like […]

The Orthodox Church Today: A Demographic Study of Orthodoxy in America

I had heard about Alexei Krindatch’s demographic study of Orthodoxy in America awhile back, but had never gotten around to tracking it down. In a recent conversation with a friend regarding the realities facing Orthodoxy in America, he pointed me towards the study. The 2008 study was performed again in 2010, and the results are […]

Orthodoxy and Psychology – Fr. Alexis Trader’s New Book

Fr. Alexis Trader recently released his new book, Ancient Christian Wisdom and Aaron Beck’s Cognitive Therapy: A Meeting of Minds. For those of you unfamiliar with Fr. Alexis, he is a priestmonk and spiritual father of Karakallou Monastery on the Holy Mountain, and author of In Peace Let Us Pray to the Lord: An Orthodox […]