The most surprising result of the week of church camp was this deepening sense of prayer. My children have all grown up in the church and have been saying family prayers since they were born and attend church on a regular basis, etc., so you would think they would have a very firm grasp of what prayer is and its importance.
Today, I will dwell on the issue of what makes a man a dad. A father can become a dad only in a school called, “the academy of marriage,” where he learns what to say and do. A good dad most often has a good father to learn from.
This conference is for you! If you are in your 40s and struggling with teenage children, this conference is for you. If you’re in your 50s and caring for ailing parents, this conference is for you. If you’re in your 60s and deciding if you want to retire or not, this conference is for you. If you’re in your 70s and looking for a fresh project in retirement, this conference is for you. If you’re coming with your spouse, this conference is for you. If you’re coming by yourself, this conference is for you. Ancient Faith Ministries events at Antiochian Village are known and loved for their friendly atmosphere. Come enjoy good people in a special place. You will be welcome.
The middle years of life – the 40s, 50s, and beyond – are a season of change and realization, and they can be a time of great joy and great suffering. Ancient Faith Ministries cordially invites you to a weekend of thought-provoking conversation, worship, and fellowship as we study the specific issues and blessings that confront us in mature adulthood.
The Journey to Pascha chart is a wonderful resource that has become a popular annual tradition. Created by Fr. Jonathan Bannon and generously shared with Ancient Faith and the world at large, this chart can be used like a map of Lent, marking off the milestones through this holy season and providing a suggestion for personal spiritual practice for each week.
The middle season of life marks itself in our experiences as an ending and a beginning. It is a season of change and realization and can be a time of great joy and great suffering. There are many questions to ask as we seek to reinvent ourselves, to stay connected with grown children, to care for aging parents, and to think practically about the end of natural life. We invite you to…
My kids especially appreciated the self-examination questions, which help with introspection and examination of conscience and focus first on love and our failures to love perfectly, rather than on sin.
We’re delighted to share this year’s edition of Fr. Jonathan Bannon’s wonderful “Journey to Pascha” chart. This chart can be used like a map of Lent, marking off the milestones along the way and providing a suggestion for personal spiritual practice for each week. Last year, the original edition of this chart traveled around the world. It was even translated into other languages. Glory to God! Fr. Jonathan came up with the…
When I was 25 years old, I was working full-time as a Montessori assistant in a Kindergarten classroom. During morning circle time, I would take little notes on our scrap paper about what the head teacher was sharing with the 5-7 year olds. No holds barred, this teacher, a life-long lover of learning, poured into these children rich details about complex ideas and precise nomenclature. I love the Montessori concept of the…
Fr. Jonathan Bannon kindly shared this infographic he created to show the elements of a traditional Easter or Pascha basket. Pascha baskets are taken to the midnight service on Holy Saturday and blessed, and their contents are enjoyed at the feast after the service. This being so, they traditional contain many delicacies that cannot be eaten during the preceding Lenten Fast.