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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall…

…What am I supposed to do with this all? St. Vladimir’s Seminary is a challenging environment, and yet as I step back and think about why I’m here, I am inspired and motivated to continue and finish strong. I grew up in a clergy household with parents who exemplified such genuine selflessness and love that…

The Greatest of Riches

From St. John Chrysostom’s Homily 21 on Ephesians 6:1-4 “Let everything take second place to our care for our children, our bringing them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. If from the beginning we teach them to love true wisdom, they will have greater wealth and glory than riches can provide. If…

Rejoice, O Vladimir, enlightener of the Russian lands

Rejoice, cause of the salvation of countless souls in the land of Russia. Rejoice, inexhaustible wellspring of God’s blessings and mercies. Rejoice, good farmer who planted the garden of the divine faith in your kingdom. Rejoice, torrent of the sweet water of piety given the people of Russia to drink. Rejoice, for you glorified the…