Offline for Holy Week

It has officially begun - the most beautiful/sacred time of the year.  Pascha Week (aka Holy Week) is upon us.  Because of that, I won't be blogging this week.  But I didn't want to leave my faithful blog followers high and dry so below is a message I shared one year which talks about HOW TO PREPARE FOR HOLY WEEK.

Have a great week and hopefully I'll see you all back online next week.

Pascha Week is Here

Just wanted to let my faithful readers know that I won’t be blogging at all this week because this is the week that we in the Orthodox church celebrate Pascha Week (aka Holy Week). 

And during Pascha week we have pretty intense schedule of services so therefore I’ll be offline till next week. However, I wanted to share a message which I delivered last night (the first night of Pascha week) over at St. Mark’s church.  Something important to keep in mind throughout this week…

Preparing for Holy Week (sermon video)

I'm back online!  Sorry for being out of touch all last week.  We were getting our house ready to be put on the market for sale - so I was wrapped up with that all day, every day, last week.  

But now, thanks be to God, we're done and I am back and more pumped than ever!  Lots of stuff I can't wait to share with everyone out there in the blogosphere so stay tuned... But for today, I wanted to share the video of the message that I delivered yesterday: PREPARING FOR HOLY WEEK.

NOTE:  if you're not Orthodox and you're wondering why we're preparing for Holy Week now, it's because we are on a different calendar than you.  You celebrated Easter a few weeks ago; but we don't get to it till May.  So you can look at it as we are a month behind the rest of the Christian world, or as I prefer to see it, we are about 11 months ahead. :) 

Either way, check out the video and hopefully this helps get you in the right frame of mind - regardless of when you celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord.