Icon of St. Silouan the Athonite Grace proceeds from everything that is good, but above all from brotherly love.St. Silouan the Athonite
Hymn from Orthros of Forgiveness Sunday

The time is now at hand for us to start upon the spiritual contest and to gain the victory over the demonic powers. Let us put on the armor of abstinence and clothe ourselves in the glory of the angels. With boldness Moses spoke to the Creator, and he heard the voice of the invisible God. In Thy love for man, O Lord, grant us with the same boldness to venerate Thy Passion and Thy Holy Resurrection.

Orthodox Christianity

A great starting place for learning more about the faith and practice of the Orthodox Church is the Discover Orthodox Christianity site developed by our Archdiocese. Check it out to learn more!

The following links also provide brief overviews of some aspects of the Orthodox Faith and Liturgy. Feel free to contact Fr. Gregory or others at the St. Silouan the Athonite Mission if you have questions about the articles. We are glad to answer questions about our faith.

The following page at the web site of our Diocesan Cathedral, the St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral in Wichita, Kansas, has several interesting and useful articles. In particular, it has some essays on preparing for Confession and what actually takes place during Confession. There is also a useful discussion of how and why we venerate the Gospel Book during the Sunday morning Orthros (Matins) service.