Men’s Lenten Retreat: Jordanville, NY

Orthodoxy has been called a "manly" religion. After all, we stand in church for hours, grow long beards, and jump into holes in the ice. In Orthodox theology, Christ, instead of merely being the meek Victim, is also the King of Glory, trampling down death by death. Even women martyrs are lauded for their “manly” courage in enduring excruciating tortures. Men living in modern, post-feminist society are trying to recover the “art of manliness.” But what does that mean in an Orthodox context? … [Read more...]