The Virgin Has Conceived

WITH THE FIRST SCENT of cooler weather in the air, merchants begin marketing potential Christmas gifts. As the holiday nears, the shopping frenzy intensifies with music, parties and decorations all telling us “Hurry up and buy something.” Our Church, on the other...

December Saints

DURING THE FIRST WEEKS of December the Byzantine Churches commemorate several important saints in Christian history: The Great Martyr St Barbara (Dec. 4) St John of Damascus (Dec. 4) St Sabbas the Sanctified (Dec. 5) St Nicholas of Myra (Dec. 6) St Ambrose of Milan...