Sometimes – often, actually – I can be proud. Other times, I can feel so mired in the pit of my sinfulness that it’s hard to approach God (though I know we should never let our sins stop us from turning to God and running into the shelter of His loving arms – it’s when we… Read More Sin, Mercy, and Love: Great Orthodox Christian Quotations, Part Three.
Today’s icon follows the theme of the last post in being another icon of Christ Pantocrator [meaning Almighty, ‘Pas’ being Greek for ‘all’, and ‘Kratos’ being Greek for ‘mighty’]. This is the oldest known icon of ‘Christ the Almighty’, dating back to the sixth century AD. What you notice immediately about this icon is that Christ has… Read More Great Orthodox Christian Quotations: Part Two – Others’ Sins
There are so many wonderful, heart-warming, and enlightening Orthodox quotations that I come upon scattered across the web, posted on Facebook groups, shared as memes, mentioned in articles, featured on websites. I’m sure there are some webpages collecting some of them, but I think there is room for more! So I am here beginning an ongoing… Read More Great Orthodox Christian Quotations: Part One
I’d been thinking for a while about taking up knitting as a hobby, and then, while browsing an arts and crafts fairs, I came across a stall selling knitting wool. I asked the lady if she had any needles, and she said she didn’t have any with her at the stall, but that she had… Read More First Fruits of Knitting