Living an African-American Orthodox Christian Life: Maintaining Our Musical Heritage

One thing that keeps black people from inquiring about and becoming catechist of the Orthodox Church is a lack of music that we are familiar with.  Growing up Baptist, we never heard of Byzantine or Slavonic tones.  I was working a summer job when I met someone from the Greek Orthodox Church and it was … More Living an African-American Orthodox Christian Life: Maintaining Our Musical Heritage

Dispatch from the Desert: December 16th thru 31st

African Saints (from the Prologue of Ohrid) December 17  Patermuthius, Coprius, and Alexander (361-363)  Patermuthius and Coprius were monks who were martyred.  Alexander was a soldier who was also killed for the faith in Egypt.  December 19  Elias, Probus, and Ares (308) Egyptian Christians who were martyred in Cilicia.  December 24  Eugenia and those with … More Dispatch from the Desert: December 16th thru 31st

Dispatch from the Desert: December 7th thru 15th

Dispatch from the Desert:  December 7th thru 15th African Saints (from the Prologue of Ohrid) December 8  Patapius (7th century)  He was raised by pious parents in the Egyptian city of Thebes.  Patapius first tried to flee worldly vanity in the wilderness areas of his homeland.  But, he fled to a hut in Constantinople when … More Dispatch from the Desert: December 7th thru 15th