This is a guest post from Bishoy Sharobim, from the Coptic Orthodox church of St. Mary and St. Mina in Sydney, Australia. In today’s post, Bishoy discusses a spiritual practice that has long been part of our Orthodox heritage, but unfortunately has become less appealing to our modern world. You can find more of Bishoy’s work on his Facebook page, The Art of Orthodoxy.Read More
The following guest post is written by Nahum Mulugeta - high school junior living in Houston, TX. Despite being young in age, Nahum presents a well thought out perspective on how we should look at hardship and persecution. Great stuff for an 11th grader! If you too are interested in guest posting on my blog, please visit my Guest Post guidelines for more info.Read More
The great evangelist Billy Graham once famously said, “We evangelical Christians do not give Mary her proper due.”
What is the role of St. Mary in the church today? What should it be? Should I pray to her? Is that even allowed? Or is she no different than anyone else – just a historical figure who played an important role 2000 years ago, but that’s pretty much it. What is the Virgin Mary’s “proper due”?
That’s the topic for the latest installment in the Ancient Faith in a Modern World series. I did my best to answer those questions and a few more, but I must confess: I had a little help from a special guest who joined us for a special cameo appearance at The Well – his first appearance there but probably not his last.