Saint Paisius Velichkovsky

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Blog
Saint Paisius Velichkovsky

Saint Paisius Velichkovsky was born in Poltava in Little Russia on December 21, 1722, and was the eleventh of twelve children. His father John was a priest, who named him Peter at his Baptism.  This was in honor of St Peter the Metropolitan of Moscow, on whose Feast Peter was born. After his father died, […]

Saint Theodore and the Studites

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Blog
Saint Theodore and the Studites

As we commemorate Saint Theodore the Studite (+826) you may wonder, who were the studites? ‘Studite’ is the name given to monks who dwelled in the Monastery of Studios in Constantinople. In AD 462, a Roman patrician named Stoudios established the monastery. Over time the monastery became the most important in Constantinople, housing over seven hundred monks. This […]

The Voices of Women In The Church: Kassiani the Hymnographer

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Blog
The Voices of Women In The Church: Kassiani the Hymnographer

Oftentimes, the voices of women go unnoticed or unheard. In a positive sense, their voices join together in a communal unison which vocalizes Holy Wisdom in a soft undercurrent, flowing within and without humble families. Not bombastically obvious, but subtly effective. In a negative sense, chauvinism suffocates what murmurs women have left, leaving vessels of […]