• April 17, 2014 | by Abbot Tryphon, The Morning Offering

        If we allow ourselves to become spiritual gluttons, and turn the traditions of Orthodoxy into occasions for sensual and prideful displays, we will not embrace the grace that can be ours through quiet and penitential struggle.
      • April 16, 2014 | by Samuel Guzman, The Catholic Gentleman

        Jesus, ever patient with his bumbling disciples, uses the opportunity to teach them an important lesson on the nature of true leadership. It is a leadership characterized by humility, concern for the good of others, self-emptying, sacrifice, and ultimately, love.
      • April 16, 2014 | by Abbot Tryphon, The Morning Offering

        Without suffering and trial, there can be no victory. Without the cross, there can be no resurrection. When we trust in Christ, and do not give in to despair, we share in His victory, and His life becomes ours.
      • April 15, 2014 | by Tyler Blanski, Holy Renaissance

        The sheer glory of baptism. It’s as beautiful as a wedding or a newborn baby, and heavy with just as much promise. But what is baptism? Why must we be baptized? And why do Catholics baptize babies? Over the years I have found that those who do not believe in infant baptism often do not believe in getting baptized at all.
      • April 15, 2014 | by Jason Liske, UNBLACK

        Sin is a topic avoided these days; wrapped up in psychotherapeutic babble, passed off as merely natural in every way, we have failed to see that the effect of sin upon our world as we know it is true slavery.