August 2015

Finding Peace in a Chaotic World

A reflection by Fr Laurent After more than 10 years of ordained ministry, but also as human being going through life, I can say one thing with great personal certainty: What we seek and need is peace! I mean inner peace. Peace with myself. Peace with God. Peace...

Understanding Orthodox Worship

Recently, a new form of worship has become widely popular among Christians.  Where before people would sing hymns accompanied by an organ then listen to a sermon, in this new worship there are praise bands that use rock band instruments, short catchy praise songs, sophisticated...

The Best Gift to Your Children

According to a wise proverb: "people should not have children to finally give meaning to their lives; rather they should have children to pass on to them the meaning of life that they have already found." Parents, especially young parents, often wonder: "what is best for...

The Northern Lights of Faith

From Jerusalem to Europe to the United States… From East to West! The Westward journey of Christianity (in its Western form) is well-known. Christopher Columbus, the Mayflower, the Pilgrims. But there is also an East to even-more-East journey. From Jerusalem to Constantinople to Siberia and...