Bring the Blessing of the Jordan Home

The blessing of homes constitutes an invocative blessing, meaning that by his prayer and by t he sprinkling of Holy Water the priest invokes God’s blessings and protection upon the home and those living in it. We bless homes for many reasons: * To reveal the...
In Defense Of The Christmas Tree

In Defense Of The Christmas Tree

Several years ago during the Christmas season, a religious program on television caught my attention. The program featured a discussion on the dangers of cults, especially to young people. I found myself agreeing with the panelists as they warned young people about...
Celebrating St. Nicholas Day

Celebrating St. Nicholas Day

Here is a look at how Eastern Christians celebrate St. Nicholas Day: In Greece, the Greeks will display the Icon of St. Nicholas Prominently in their home the Nativity Lent as a reminder to give alms in emulation of this great Saint, The mother of the home after...
Who is St. Nicholas?

Who is St. Nicholas?

  The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an...