Mission Monthly – July 1998

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 Prior to my trip to the 1998 Midwest Parish Life Conference I had been working on another meditation for this month's Newsletter, but being so moved by the talks and sermons given … [Read more…]

Mission Monthly – December 1997

“…you should be living a good Orthodox Christian life, one with a level of asceticism proper to your station as lay persons. Asceticism comes from the Greek (ahs-kee-tees-mos) meaning ‘a whole system of personal discipline for the purpose of combating vice and developing personal virtues.’ In the Orthodox Tradition, such a system includes a personal … [Read more…]

Mission Monthly – November 1997

“[People] are not angered by mere misfortune but by misfortune conceived as injury. And the sense of injury depends on the feeling that a legitimate claim has been denied. The more claims on life, therefore, that [a person] can be induced to make, the more often they will feel injured and, as a result, ill-tempered.” … [Read more…]