By Fr. Cosmin Sicoe
Not too long ago, I was approached by a very loving mother who told me that sometimes she is afraid to pray for the salvation of her children because God might allow some tragic experiences to happen in their lives in order to bring them to salvation. Of course, as a mother, she did not want anything bad to happen to her children.
By Fr. John Sakellariou
As we make our journey into Holy Week, we are often grabbed emotionally by the strong hymnology of the Orthodox Church. This hymnology in its beauty and starkness serves as an engine to allow our minds and hearts to sync up and focus on the ultimate sacrifice that Christ made for us.