Nonessential

…  more? Looking at the actual deaths directly related to the coronavirus is not any different than a serious flu epidemic, yet certain …

The Peace of the Virgin Mary in an Era of Anxiety

…  to attend again. Especially now, with the stress of the coronavirus epidemic, the contrast between the peace of the Mother of God and …  era of plague, the deaths and lingering illness from the coronavirus are accompanied by a psychological crisis that afflicts all ages …

Faith and Fear, Parish and Practice during the Pandemic

…  was talking with her daughter recently about these issues. Coronavirus cases are trending upward in her area, and at a recent church …  the reminder to keep my eyes on my own plate, and during coronavirus season I need the reminder  to keep my eyes on my own …

Planning for Fall in the Days of Coronavirus

Disclaimer: I don’t have the answers. I have the questions, perhaps, but I’m still working on answers. 2020. This year has been like no other. And like all of the other Sunday School Directors out there, my attention has moved from figuring out Virtual  …

2. Management/Administration: 2.7 Consumption / Participation

…  Church, Orders Suspension of All Services to Battle Coronavirus,” Greek Reporter, 2020, accessed Marcg 20, 2020, … verrules-church-orders-suspension-of-all-services-to-battle-coronavirus/. [4] “Ecumenical Patriarch Announces Halt to All Orthodox Church Services Globally Due to Coronavirus,” Greek Reorter, 2020, accessed May 20, 2020, …

205. About Opening Up Our Churches Again

…  – but hesitantly and with trepidation. Much about the Coronavirus is still not well understood, and most people have not been tested. …  studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (‘asymptomatic’) and that even those who …

Take a Hike. Seriously.

…  anger, and the cost in lives and livelihoods from the coronavirus.   All of this would be difficult enough to process in …

Are the Orthodox About to Change Communion?

…  novel coronavirus pandemic has certainly disrupted liturgical life in the Orthodox …  no longer tenable, despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. What, then, have primates or synods said on the matter …  liturgical, and pastoral activities during the coronavirus pandemic. The document insists that Holy Communion is for the …

Hades is Embittered

In the great Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom, we hear the golden-mouthed preacher say this about the encounter of Christ with Hades (or Hell): He embittered it when it tasted of His flesh. And Isaiah, foretelling this, did cry: Hell, said he, …