“Now we have to live whatever we have ever preached to others,” Lynette Hoppe wrote in her journal. “I have been classified as having Stage 4 cancer (of four stages), and my prospects are rather grim. Nonetheless, I remain cheerful and hopeful and want to spend what years God grants me in joy and thanksgiving, serving as and wherever I can.”With these sober yet hopeful words, Orthodox missionary to Albania Lynette Hoppe began the last journey of her fruitful life. In frank and poignant prose, Lynette’s journals, newsletters, and website chronicled her struggles in the “valley of the shadow” as she faced impending death. Close family friend and fellow missionary Fr. Luke Veronis briefly tells the story of Lynette’s life, then lets her writing speak for itself, showing how Lynette’s radical faith and love for Christ transformed the tragedy of a young mother’s untimely death Into a powerful witness to the love and saving power of her Lord.
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Touch and the Healing of the World explores one of the most familiar yet profound of human experiences touch. In a series of reflections that focus upon events in the life of Christ (beautifully portrayed in contemporary icons, in full color plates), Dr Daniel Hinshaw contemplates the mystery of the incarnation, focusing on the meaning [...]
Our relationship with God is personal as well as communal. Jesus is personal as well as cosmic. God is imminent as well as transcendent. He is the God of persons: The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Much has been written about the communal, liturgical aspect of Orthodoxy. Drawing upon the rich resources of Sacred [...]
There is enormous tension between entering fully into the Church Year and the pressures of society. We sometimes find ourselves walking a tight rope between what we think is the ideal of a holy life and the demands of our post-modern world.The beauty of the Church seasons is that they teach us how to balance [...]
Orthodox spirituality for everyday living. The many practical methods of practicing God’s presence described in this book are drawn from the lives of countless saints in the rich experience of the Church through the centuries. Designed to help you enrich your spiritual life.
Community of Grace is the story of one successful community, made up of the stories of the people who made it happen, and told in the context of the Orthodox worship that binds them all together. Join in the lives of the parishioners of St. John s Orthodox Cathedral in Eagle River, Alaska, as they [...]