Category: Personal Orthodox Experiences

  • Journey Into the Heart of ROCOR

    Today I was talking to a historian friend on Facebook. He mentioned how he loves pouring over reams of historical data, something which bores other people to tears. I told him I share his passion. That sparked a memory of a most curious and interesting event that occurred during the writing of my thesis on […]

  • Metropolitan Demetrius’s Enthronement Weekend

    It was a blessing to be able to travel to Astoria, New York the weekend of April 27-28 (May 10-11 on the civil calendar) to attend the Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius as the new Metropolitan of America and president of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of […]

  • My 2013 Paschal Weekend Adventure

    Last Sunday, May 5, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter, which we generally refer to as Pascha. Having received a kind invitation to visit my friend Fr. George Psaromatis in Maryland and stay with his family, I took Friday off and began my journey by car. There are three services that are generally served […]

  • St. Markella’s Reflection

    I really like our Cathedral, St Markella’s, in Astoria, NY. It always seems so alive, with things going on every day all day long.  One thing that is different about a church in the middle of the city is it is open all day every day for people to go and pray. You don’t get […]