Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving, the archdiocese suggests that we chant “Glory to God for All Things: An Akathist of Thanksgiving.” Perhaps after Matins on Monday, October 11 (Canada’s Thanksgiving Day), I will chant this akathist in the Church with whoever is there.  However, I am providing you the link to its location on the archdiocese website so that you can chant it (or read it, or part of it) with your family at home.…

The Wrath of God According to St. John Chrysostom

One of the earliest writings of St. John Chrysostom are two letters written to a friend, Theodore, who had fallen away from Christ.  In these letters, St. John encourages Theodore to return to Christ and repent of his sinful folly—Theodore had run away from the monastic life to return to academia and a life of wealth, privilege and, most of all, fornication.  Theodore had become captivated by the beauty of a young…