Icon of St. Silouan the Athonite I pray thee, O Merciful Lord, let all mankind, from Adam to the end of time, come to know Thee, that Thou art good and merciful, that all nations may rejoice in Thy peace, and behold the light of Thy countenance. Thy gaze is tranquil and meek and draws the soul to Thee.St. Silouan the Athonite
Troparion for St. Silouan

By prayer thou didst receive Christ for thy teacher in the way of humility, and the Spirit bore witness to salvation in thy heart. Wherefore all peoples called unto hope, rejoice in this day of thy memorial, O sacred Father Silouan. Pray unto Christ our God for the salvation of our souls.

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.