A Letter to Symeon

A Letter to Myself

Written by way of self-examination. A creative attempt at practical application of basic principles of the Orthodox Christian spiritual life, in the style of letter-writing. My soul has long been on pilgrimage1 without finding a true harbor either outside or within myself. —St. Ignatius Brianchaninov, The Arena – – – In Christ, I have become aware […]

The Struggle


The struggle is very well characterized by its difficulty, by strain against personal unwillingness to act, by the empty sense of mental satisfaction born by good intentions and bold resolutions that are left unfulfilled. We can live believing in possibilities and potentialities, but belief in such is as false hope—belief that does not incur change […]