Step into the New Year

A Blessed Nativity Feast to all who observe the new calendar date.  Martin Luther King Day is supposed to be a day off for me as a state employee (Ranger at York River State Park).  But, I couldn’t help but to notice that workplaces and schools tend to be more integrated than most worship services.  … More Step into the New Year

A Blessed Timket

Many blessings to the Ethiopian Tehwado Orthodox Church in Celebration of Timket.  This African version of Epiphany is perhaps one of the most lively celebrations of any kind anywhere in the world.  Unlike the drunken revelries of  Carnival or Mardi Gras which have been hijacked from their religious intent, Timket is welded to it’s Christian … More A Blessed Timket


Extending congratulations to my sponsor, Seraphim (Tom) Hamilton who was ordained as a Reader at the St. Basil the Great Antiochian Orthodox Church in Poquoson, VA.  He was ordained today (January 19th) by His Grace Bishop Thomas of the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland, and the Mid-Atlantic.  Also, Brad & Carrie Holmes were inducted into the … More AXIOS!

Voices of Evangelism: Subdeacon Paul Abernathy & Bishop Thomas

I have had the pleasure of hearing and meeting to men who seek to bring the Orthodox Church to the African-American Community.  Subdeacon Paul Abernathy (yes, he is related to the late Civil Rights leader) is a brilliant foot soldier in the faith serving as the Director of FOCUS Pittsburgh.  This organization is giving hope … More Voices of Evangelism: Subdeacon Paul Abernathy & Bishop Thomas

We’re On Facebook!

Yeah, it is about time I got that idea going. But, it is here. The Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black/Virginia Chapter is up. Join, post, and/read. Again, if you have comments, ideas, and thoughts; contact me. Thanks.


Congratulations to John Norman.  He and Michael Janakis were ordained to the office of Sub-Deacon at  Saint George Cathedral Antiochian Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh, Pa on the Feast of the Nativity (Christmas Day) Wednesday, December 25th, 2013.  John is a graduate of Tuskegee University and continued his education through the Antiochian House of Studies.  He is … More AXIOS!