Ask About Orthodoxy: Are Icons Idolatry?

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On the first and third Mondays of each month, I will be answering readers’ questions about Eastern Orthodoxy. Today’s question is: Can you explain the Orthodox practice of using icons? Don’t some people consider that idolatry? {First of all, I need to apologize that this post is two days late. After a busy Holy Week […]

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When I Weep for Jesus

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I have never cried like that. They nailed Jesus to the cross, and I cried. I cried because they shouldn’t have done it. They shouldn’t have beaten him. They shouldn’t have stripped off his clothes. They shouldn’t have crowned him with a crown that cut into his flesh. They shouldn’t have driven the nails through […]

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Telling Our Stories Out Loud

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Today I am guest posting over at Elora Nicole’s place for her series What Women Want. Women want to shed their masks. You know what I’m talking about, right? When you nod and smile but actually you disagree and want to scream. When you apologize for your kids acting up in church when you really […]

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Ask About Orthodoxy: Why All the Rituals?

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On the first and third Mondays of each month, I will be answering readers’ questions about Eastern Orthodoxy. Today’s question is: Why are there so many rituals and what do they mean? I will try to answer that as simply as I can in one blog post, but I will not be able to address […]

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