People Talking Without Speaking…

At a recent spiritual retreat, I was asked to conduct, I was asked how one should prepare to deal with questions about the faith when others ask about it. Usually, many of our Orthodox brothers and sisters get very nervous when somebody asks them about our Orthodox Faith. It’s a good question, but it points to a deeper challenge – like most good questions do! While it may be satisfying to get some basic…

People Talking Without Speaking…

At a recent spiritual retreat, I was asked to conduct, I was asked how one should prepare to deal with questions about the faith when others ask about it. Usually, many of our Orthodox brothers and sisters get very nervous when somebody asks them about our Orthodox Faith. It’s a good question, but it points to a deeper challenge – like most good questions do! While it may be satisfying to get some basic…

The Power of Silence

“Hello darkness, my old friend. I’ve come to talk with you again. Because a vision softly creeping. Left it’s seeds while I was sleeping. And the vision that was planted in my brain, still remains within the sound of silence.” The opening lines from Simon and Garfunkel’s haunting hit from 1964 really capture the moment in American culture of both protest and grief. And there is a timelessness about these lyrics that…