"For God is with us"
The Season of Advent in the Orthodox Church runs from November 15 through December 24 and is a period of fasting and reflective preparation for the Incarnation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
In the Beginning: Reflections on the Nativity Fast
Our Journey to Bethlehem
"A voice cries, 'in the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; Make straight in the desert a highway for our God.'"
Fast days and periods have been established by the Church throughout the year to help us direct our hearts and minds towards the life of prayer and worship, spiritual needs, and the condition of our souls and relationship with God.
The Disconnected Cross: Philanthropy and Almsgiving
Fasting: A Regular Practice for Orthodox Christians
Saint Nicholas, the Wonderworker
"Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us."
How will you prepare yourself and your home as we approach our Lord's incarnation?