Saint Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church
Proclaiming & Living the Holy Orthodox Faith
in the California Central Valley

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TRUTH RELIES ON US ALL

Children in Church

 

“Suffer little children to come unto me,

for of such is the Kingdom of God.”

(Luke 18:16)

SECRET PRAYERS

St. Basil the Great prays the secret prayers at the Liturgy. Fresco, Ochrid, 11th c. St. Basil the Great prays the secret prayers

at the Liturgy. Fresco, Ochrid, 11th c.

THE PEACEABLE KINGDOM

IN A WORLD AT WAR

Fr. Stephen Freeman

"LOVE IS GIVING YOURSELF TO ANOTHER,

THAT HE MIGHT LIVE BY YOU"

A Word on Communication in Marriage and Life. Part 1.

Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol

 Wedding. Andrei Kartashov

TURN FROM THE TEMPORAL TO THE ETERNAL!

St. Tikhon of Zadonsk on life with God

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“ITS BETTER TO LET TEENAGERS BE,

PRAY FOR THEM

AND SURROUND THEM WITH LOVE”

THE ETERNAL GOD

IS CALLING YOU TO HIMSELF

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SOLA SCRIPTURA

Fr. Lawrence Farley

St. Paul declares: “... the pillar and bulwark of the truth”

is not the Bible, but the Church (1 Timothy 3:15)

THE HISTORICAL CASE FOR INFANT BAPTISM

Fr. Lawrence FarleyPhoto: .paqtebi.ge/

ATHEISM AND CLOSE-MINDEDNESS

Amir Azarvan

Rare twin tornadoes dance together in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Photo: http://strangesounds.org

THE SIN OF PARTIALITY

Fr. Ted Bobosh

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6 Reasons Why Tithing is

Good for an Orthodox Parish

 

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Why burn incense?

Let my prayer arise as incense before Thee

 

   Feel more at home in Orthodox worship

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12 Things I Wish I'd Known...

First visit to an Orthodox Church

 

 

Listen to a discussion of the article:

 

Ancient Faith Ministries Podcast:

Discussion: "12 Things I Wish I'd Known..."

Part I   (53 min)               Part II  (50 min)

Part III (51 min)             Part IV  (52 min)

 

 

 

DO NOT LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON YOUR ANGER

A conversation with Priest Alexy Novikov about humility and anger

 Father Alexy Novikov, the rector of the Holy Trinity Church in the Ozerets village of the Tver region explains the difference between true and false humility and talks about “righteous anger”—at what and whom should anger be directed, and whether we should ever resort to anger at all.

 

A LIFE CHANGED BY ICONS 

Vasily Tomachinsky

Icon of St. Mary Magdalene meeting Christ

REGARDING ICONOGRAPHY

St. John (Maximovich)

of Shanghai and San Francisco

Evangelist Luke, painting an icon of the Theotokos. Photo: Wikipedia

AN UNREPENTANT SECULARISM

Fr. Stephen Freeman

Cycles of the Orthodox calendar

(and why they matter)

by Dr. Nicole Rojas

FAITH, DOUBT, THEOLOGY

AND SUSPICION

Fr. Stephen Freeman

Photo: medium.com

THE MOST IMPORTANT MIRACLE OF APOSTLES PETER AND PAUL

How We Should Conduct Ourselves in Church
ARCHPRIEST JOHN WHITEFORD 

JUNE 2020

O Lord, I Have Loved The Beauty of Thy House
Psalms 25:8 (LXX)