• April 21, 2014 | by Kevin Clay, MONKROCK

        Whether at home, work, the coffeehouse, monastery or church, great tasting coffee is an affordable luxury everyone can enjoy. In fact, the pope declared it so in 1600 A.D.! Here’s a short history of coffee.
      • April 19, 2014 | by Abbot Tryphon, The Morning Offering

        On Great and Holy Saturday the Church observes the day on which Christ reposed in the tomb. Foreshadowing this day as the blessed the seventh day, by Moses, the Church sees it the Blessed Sabbath.
      • April 17, 2014 | by Abbot Tryphon, The Morning Offering

        If we allow ourselves to become spiritual gluttons, and turn the traditions of Orthodoxy into occasions for sensual and prideful displays, we will not embrace the grace that can be ours through quiet and penitential struggle.
      • April 16, 2014 | by Samuel Guzman, The Catholic Gentleman

        Jesus, ever patient with his bumbling disciples, uses the opportunity to teach them an important lesson on the nature of true leadership. It is a leadership characterized by humility, concern for the good of others, self-emptying, sacrifice, and ultimately, love.
      • April 16, 2014 | by Abbot Tryphon, The Morning Offering

        Without suffering and trial, there can be no victory. Without the cross, there can be no resurrection. When we trust in Christ, and do not give in to despair, we share in His victory, and His life becomes ours.