Work as a Path to Prayer in St. Basil’s Longer Rules

This semester, I’m excited to be co-teaching a course called the Sanctification of Time at the Orthodox School of Theology in Toronto. It revolves around the various liturgical and prayer cycles of the Church and how they are lived in time. One of the first texts we are reading is an excerpt from  St. Basil’s Longer Rules on…

Autumn in a Greek Orthodox Village

Nearly a year ago, I borrowed my priest’s copy of Juliet Du Boulay’s wonderful but hard-to-obtain book, Cosmos, Life, and Liturgy in a Greek Orthodox Village.  My priest is probably reading this right now, just as he must wonder everyday with scorn why he ever let me borrow that blasted book if I’m going to take so long…

Help My Unbelief: My New Podcast with My Husband

Guess what, Time Eternalites? My husband Basil and I just launched a new podcast together! It’s been driving me nuts trying to keep this quiet until now, but now it’s finally out in the world! I think Time Eternal listeners will love Help My Unbelief. Listen to the trailer on Ancient Faith Radio and subscribe wherever you get…

A Prayer for a New School Year

Although I can scarcely believe that September is nearly here, school is definitely on my mind. I’m gearing up to co-teach a course on the Sanctification of Time at the Orthodox School of Theology in Toronto. The start of a new school year has always had a vaguely sacred quality to me. There’s something profound about the act…

Life After Easter: Notes From My Conversion

I think I mentioned last Christmas that I had recently found a treasure trove of entries I wrote years ago, as I was contemplating becoming Orthodox. I meant to post the below musings, written in April 2010, after Pascha, but I forgot. I decided to post them in the wake of Dormition, instead, since the central idea applies…

5 History Books that Changed How I See Time

I’m trying to put together a reading list of books across fiction and nonfiction genres that have somehow shaped the way I perceive and think about time, not just spiritually but intellectually and creatively. When it’s finished in the coming months, I’ll post the list here and on Goodreads–perhaps we can start a Time Eternal book club! I’ll…