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.…

Beginning To Sojourn

After my last blog post on the Great Reset, Anne Marie asked an important question, and instead of responding only to her, I will share my response with everyone.  This is what Anne Marie wrote, she begins by quoting the end of my blog post: “‘If we are comfortable in the world then an economic reset or political upheaval will evoke fear and anger… But if this world is not our home.…

Humility And The Unseen Martyrdom

Homily thirty-seven is one of St. Isaac’s longer homilies and consists of a series of questions and answers.  The questions are posed by an apparently fictional disciple and fellow struggler in the hermitic life.  The questions are such as, “What is spiritual prayer, and how is a man who struggles deemed worthy of [attaining] it?” Or, “How is it that many who, perhaps, practise these works do not sense tranquillity from passions…