May - June 2021
Loving Our Departed Ones - Not Just Missing Them
The Commandments Of The Church
An Incident from the Life of St. Ambrose of Optina
March - April 2021
There is No Orthodox Pope
Who is a Missionary for Christ?
Three Trojan Horses: Insider Attempts to Disorient the Orthodox
January - February 2021
The Worst Year Ever - Or Was It?
Finding a Bible that Reflects the Orthodox Christian Faith
November - December 2020
Outbreaks, Mass Conversions, And Living Not By Lies
Why Don't More People Become Monastics?
For Reflection: That God Is Our Only True Friend (From the Prologue from Ochrid)
September - October 2020
Message of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the Coronavirus
July - August 2020
"When It's Safe" Means Never
Our Main Reason For Feeling Abandoned By God
One in Three Practicing Christians Stopped Attending Church During COVID-19
Almost Half of Practicing Christian Millennials Say Evangelism Is Wrong
May - June 2020
Spiritual Lessons From The Coronavirus
The Devil Has No More Formidable Weapon Than Despair
Trudeau government excludes churches from COVID-19 relief if they don't sign on to LGBT pledge
March - April 2020
State of the Parish: Rector's Report to the February 2020 AGM
Why Do We Have Different Bibles?
Clergy Etiquette: Addressing Clergy and Monastics in the Church
January - February 2020
Fifty Years of Mission: Where is the growth?
November - December 2019
Things That Remain
The End of Comfortable Christianity?
Who's Minding the Kids?
We Have to Kill Three Snakes That Are Trying to Bite Us
September - October 2019
Bringing It Home: Something To Think About
July - August 2019
Every Man For Himself?
May - June 2019
50 Ways To Leave Your First Love
March - April 2019
Are You "Culturally" Orthodox Christian?
A Canonical Crisis in the Orthodox Church
January - February 2019
Voluntary Obedience: Our Path to Holiness
November - December 2018
Two Demanding Articles: Challenging to Follow, Impossible to Ignore
Why Do Some People Leave The Orthodox Church?
Committed Christians Are Now A Minority, And Our Kids Need To Know It
September - October 2018
Catching Xenophilia: Contageous Hospitality in Orthodox Parishes
July - August 2018
The Half-Year Mark: Where Are We Now?
May - June 2018
Faith Tested by Fire, and Prayer as a Nuclear Bomb
March - April 2018
State of the Parish Report - Parish Meeting 2018
Cell Phone Etiquette For Christian Living
January - February 2018
(reprinted from Sept/Oct 2005)
November - December 2017
Soldiers For Christ & His Holy Church
Why Is The Church So Dark?
September - October 2017
Who Is A Missionary?
Saint Herman's Cross: A Flag For Our First North American Saint
Faith & Friendship On Display at 2017 Archdiocesan Assembly
July - August 2017
How Does the Loss of Faith Occur, and How Can It Be Preserved or Renewed?
May - June 2017
How Do I Pray? : Many Answers to a Common Question
March - April 2017
State of the Parish Report - Parish Meeting 2017
Slip Sliding Away: Thoughts of Leaving the Orthodox Church
January - February 2017
Does Your Absence Make Your Heart Grow Fonder?
When Will the New St. George Church Be Open For Services?
November - December 2016
A Christian First. A Christian Always.
September - October 2016
Charitable Works vs. "Sparing a Dollar"
July - August 2016
The 2016 Orthodox Synod At Crete: The Council That Wasn't
May - June 2016
What Does the Cross Mean for Us?
Sharp and Grave Reactions from the Monasteries of Mount Athos to upcoming Pan-Orthodox "Council"
March - April 2016
State of the Parish Report - Parish Meeting 2016
January - February 2016
A New Year... But Will I Be Any Different?
Update On Costa Rica
November - December 2015
Orthodoxy or Death
Update: St. George's, Brantford
September - October 2015
Back to School?
July - August 2015
On Internet Abstinence
May - June 2015
Saints Peter & Paul: Examples of Reconciliation
The Alaskan Orthodox Texts Project Celebrates its 10th Anniversary
March - April 2015
State of the Parish Report - Parish Meeting 2015
Commemoration Lists: Why and How Should I Use Them?
January - February 2015
Why Does Our Faith Fail? The Answer Can Be Found in Marriages, Businesses
November - December 2014
What They Will Never Know
September - October 2014
Back to School - But What About School for the Soul?
What Makes a Priest Rejoice at Confession
The Times They Are A-Changin'
July - August 2014
Where is Our Faith in Everyday Life?
Faith in Everyday Life: A Practical Guide
May - June 2014
Drawing Good from the Bad
March - April 2014
How Should I Pray?
January - February 2014
Giving Thanks for Ten Years of Mission
Setting a Good Beginning
November - December 2013
More Than We Could Ask or Imagine: An Update On Our Tenth Anniversary as a Parish
September - October 2013
We Have Complete Freedom - And That's The Challenge
Do You "Speak Bible"? The Most Commonly Misread Words in the Scriptures
July - August 2013
Your Money is Your Life: Why We're More Than Simply 'Spiritual'
Hamilton Parishes Team-Up for Annual VCS Tradition
May - June 2013
Orthodox Christianity and the Madness of the Modern World
Faith & Culture Notes: Book Reviews & Online Resources
March - April 2013
State of the Parish Report
January - February 2013
We've Lost Sight of What is Truly New
Faith & Culture - Book Notes
November - December 2012
From Our Rector: On Marking Ten Years of Mission
September - October 2012
The Purpose of the Orthodox Parish: Part Two
Asceticism is Alive and Well in the World - by Matushka Constantina
July - August 2012
The Purpose of the Orthodox Parish - by Protopresbyter Michael Pomazansky
May - June 2012
On Penances and Their Use
March - April 2012
How We Opened the Relics of Saint John Maximovitch - by Archpriest Peter Perekrestov
January - February 2012
Church Etiquette - Part 2
Orthodox Anecdotes: St. John Maximovitch
November - December 2011
Virtue: A Great Gift
Church Etiquette - Part 1
September - October 2011
On the Conscience
Spiritual Counsels of the Blessed Elder Paisios the Athonite (+1994)
July - August 2011
Has Our Pursuit of the "North American Dream" Become a Ball and Chain?
May - June 2011
I Look for the Resurrection of the Dead, and the Life of the Age to Come - by Saint John Maximovitch
March - April 2011
Christianity's Misbegotten Child
January - February 2011
The Definition of A Saint
November - December 2010
Finding the Perfect Gift
Saint John Maximovitch on the Little Things in Life
September - October 2010
Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives
On Church Attendance
Spiritual Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Serbia
July - August 2010
On Foolishness For Christ's Sake
May - June 2010
Remember the Catacombs
A Word from St. Isaac of Nineveh
March - April 2010
What's the Point?
On Palm Sunday
January - February 2010
Worthy of Preparation
Individual vs. Communion
From Blessed Elder Paisios the Athonite (+1994)
What is Orthodox?
November - December 2009
Keep Christ in Christmas ... by removing gifts?
September - October 2009
Patriarch Kirill attacks "Liberal Philosophy"
July - August 2009
To Everything There is a Season
Saint Theophan On Saving Your Soul
May - June 2009
An Alaskan Jubilee on the Day of Pentecost
Life Outside the Doors
Elder Paisios on "The Letter of the Law"
March - April 2009
Adjusting to the Real "Normal"
The Devil's "Beatitudes"
January - February 2009
Will 2009 Be A New Beginning?
What Do The Converts Want?
November - December 2008
Where Did Everybody Go?
Mission Notes: Saint Nicholas of Japan
September - October 2008
On the Time and Place for Confession
The Universal Exaltation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross
July - August 2008
The Dormition: An Icon for the Summertime
Unseen Warfare - Chapter 31 (Excerpt)
May - June 2008
Great Lent - Or Not So Great?
The Last Will And Testament of Father Seraphim Slobodsky
A Living Church
March - April 2008
If Church Were Our Job
The Three Degrees of Eating, by St. Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain
January - February 2008
After the Shopping Spree
Spiritual Wisdom from Elder Paisios
November - December 2007
Saturday Night Fever?
September - October 2007
Our Canadian Summers
July - August 2007
All in God's Time
Dilettantes of Orthodoxy
May - June 2007
After the Fast
Cell Phones vs. Prayer Ropes
Theosis - Deification as the Purpose of Man's Life
March - April 2007
Surviving Great Lent - And Flourishing
January - February 2007
Redeeming the Time at Work, School & Home
November - December 2006
And Now for Something Long Overdue ...
Want to be Angelic? Here's How ...
And They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love
An Orthodox Pope Speaks on Spiritual Gifts
The Icon Corner: How-To Guide
September - October 2006
A Commitment for the Church New Year
"You" Who? Preserving Traditional Language in Church Services
Our Absurd Search: From Counsels for Life by Father Epiphanios Theodoropolous
Orthodox Life: Finding an Orthodox Spouse
The Church of the Life-Giving Trinity Consecrated in Pyongyang, North Korea
July - August 2006
My Way: The Perils of Canadian-style Religiosity
The Feast of the Holy Apostles Peter & Paul (celebrated June 29/July 12)
The Dormition of the Mother of God (celebrated August 15/28)
Spiritual Wisdom from the Church Fathers
Orthodox Life: Internet Addiction
On Obedience: (Way of the Ascetics)
May - June 2006
Looking Inward, Looking Outward
Get Out the Millstones: How stubborn attempts to "protect" Orthodoxy are losing young souls
Catechizing Teresa: Part 2
Orthodox Crosses: Symbolism Confessing Christ Crucified for Us
Sign of Cross, prayer kill microbes: Blessing changes properties of water
On Being "Saved" - Fr. John Romanides
March - April 2006
"No Thanks, Doc": Rejecting Spiritual Medicine
Catechizing Teresa: Would we catechize Benedict XVI, Thérèse of Lisieux, John Paul II, or Mother Teresa if they wished to become Orthodox?
Secularism and the Church: by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos
This Was From Me: by St. Seraphim of Viritsa
Orthodox Life: Holy Water
January - February 2006
The Nativity Icon
St. Mark of Ephesus: A True Ecumenist
Why did the Archbishop of Canterbury not become Fr Roman?
Tips on Tithing
Orthodox Life: On Taking Holy Communion
November - December 2005
St. Nicholas & the Shopping Mall: A Study in Incompatibility
Towards a Fruitful Spiritual Life: by Metropolitan Gregory of Novgorod
The Cure of the Soul from St. Gregory Palamas as an Hagiorite: by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos
Orthodox Church Seeks Virtual Saint
September - October 2005
A Pastoral Word on Halloween: by Bishop [now Archbishop] Kyrill
Halloween: Orthodoxy and Secular Culture: by Fr. John Moses
The Holy Cross: Icon of the Fullness of Our Salvation
Orthodox Life: Dress & Posture in Church
The Hagarenes In London
From Unseen Warfare By Saint Theophan The Recluse: On The Use Of The Senses
July - August 2005
Virtual Orthodoxy: Living A Myth
Orthodox Life: Why Bless Fruit At Transfiguration?
From The Desert Fathers
The Blessing Of Vehicles: Sanctifying Our Second Home For Safety, Salvation
From Unseen Warfare By Saint Theophan The Recluse: Aids To Success In Gaining The Habit Of Prayer
From The Discourses Of Saint Dorotheos Of Gaza
May - June 2005
On Dialogue: Sharing Love in Truth
On the Making of Saints: Stained Glass or Icons of Christ?
From Unseen Warfare by St Theophan the Recluse: On preparation for battle with the enemies in the hour of death, and the four temptations
March - April 2005
On the Transfer of Love from Self to Christ (Way of the Ascetics)
What Canadian Orthodox Must Do to Keep the Kids Orthodox
Never Answer Spam?
Excerpt from Unseen Warfare by St Theophan the Recluse
Arizona Monastery Pilgrimage Story
Icon of First Canadian Saint Finds Home in Hamilton
January - February 2005
On Eradicating the Desire for Enjoyment (Way of the Ascetics)
Use of the Jesus Prayer For Those Absent From Vigils
Evolution: A Critical Question For Orthodox Christians Today
November - December 2004
On the Denial of Self and the Cleansing of the Heart (Way of the Ascetics)
From the Gerontikon
From Saint Gregory Palamas: The Narrow Path
September - October 2004
On the Silent and Invisible Warfare (Way of the Ascetics)
Preparing for Holy Communion
The Colour(s) of Vestments
Tradition and the Spirit of the Times
From Saint Gregory Palamas
July - August 2004
On the Silent and Invisible Warfare (Way of the Ascetics)
Pilgrimage, The Mother of God, and Orthodoxy
May - June 2004
On the Silent and Invisible Warfare (Way of the Ascetics)
Jesus Christ in Ancient Orthodoxy (Blessed Father Seraphim Rose)
The DaVinci Code: A Book To Try Men's Souls (a review by John Loukidelis)
Orthodox Life: The Meaning of Icons
Summer Reading: Selected works on the Christian Fathers and Orthodox Christianity