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Source: Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA GOD IS WITH US! CHRIST IS AMONGST US! HE IS AND ALWAYS SHALL BE! These ancient Christian greetings are so necessary for us all to embrace in hope and love, with a sense of deep concern and an unfathomable desire for peace, as the world watches the news reports from Ukraine and around the world concerning yet another threat from Russian leadership. The scare and intimidation tactics with the presence of the armed vehicles and over a hundred thousand of soldiers around the borders of Ukraine combined with systematic cyber attacks at all…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity A PRAYER FOR ORTHODOX UNITY (OCL Pamphlet on Unity and Self Governance, 2000) O All Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we your faithful children beseech you to forgive us the sin of divisiveness, which is rooted in our hearts, our dioceses and land. Implant in our lives the holy vine of unity which only you can bestow on those who have come together in your name. Enlighten us with your grace, so that we may come to the knowledge of your truth and move our hearts to respond with trust and total obedience to…

Source: OINOS Educational Services | (Rev. Fr.) Frank Marangos, D.Min., Ed.D. To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting. Edmund Burke Once upon a time a large boulder obstructed the middle of an ancient roadway. To get around it travelers were obliged to veer off to either side of the road. As they passed, they would shake their heads and mutter, “What an inconvenience, someone should get that big thing out of the way.”

After many years, a visitor finally came along and decided to move the large impediment. The entire neighborhood watched as the stranger used a sturdy…