Orthodox Spirituality

How do I deal with the Spiritual passion of Despondency?

In our last video we discussed what the passion of Acedia – or despondency – does to the person suffering from it. How it can completely paralyze our spiritual growth and introduce even more warfare from other passions. And now

What Is The Spiritual Passion Of Despondency?

Have you ever experienced a certain heaviness when attempting to pray or read your bible? Has laziness or fatigue prevented you from fulfilling your spiritual tasks and services? Well these kinds of descriptions usually mean one thing – you’re being

WHY is it a SIN if I don’t HURT OTHERS?

In the name of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit one God Amen We often ask why is such an action a sin? Specially if I am not hurting anyone. Why is masturbation a sin? Why is fornication a

What is keeping me from EXPERIENCING God? by Fr. Gabriel Wissa

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, One God. Amen.   Today, I would like to address one of the main issues that plague Christians in this rapidly changing society. Because of this issue

Are there really dark and demonic forces around us?

As Christians we believe that God is real. We also believe that there are dark and demonic forces that oppose God. But some people live their life as if Satan did not exist and that no forces of darkness surround

Have we become ashamed of Christ? by Fr. Gabriel Wissa

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen. I have recently seen a growing trend in Christian youth today who tend to shy away from proclaiming their faith in Christ. From proclaiming

What is the main difference between Protestantism and Orthodoxy?

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; One God, Amen.     What is the main difference between Protestant and Orthodox theologies? In comparing both traditions, one can easily find numerous differences. However, these could

Vaccinations, passports and government mandates: how to deal with it all?

In recent history, I personally have not seen a more divisive topic than COVID. Even within each Christian tradition, we see lack of peace and division regarding the virus, vaccinations and the mandated passports. In this video, I will reluctantly

How are we saved according to Orthodoxy?

Have you ever heard people speak of what it takes to be saved? Have you ever wondered what is it that we are saved from as Christians and how God goes about saving us? If you have, then know that

What is the meaning of Justice within the Christian reality? by Fr. Anthony Mourad

More than ever in today’s world we are facing social dilemmas where people are accusing others of great offense, inequality, oppression, or social injustice. We are constantly bombarded of news of yet another scandal, or another tragedy, or simply more