With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius, we would like to bring your attention to a new book published by a physician of our Metropolis: The Athos Diet.
From the description:The vast increase of metabolic diseases across the developed world has indicated severe and widespread problems with our levels and efficacy of metabolic hormones, such as insulin, leptin, ghrelin, and cortisol, which in turn affect other hormonally controlled systems in the body. The commonly given advice for taming hormonal mayhem? Lose weight. While calorie restriction and exercise can result in weight loss, the increased hunger and eventual reduction in the body’s energy usage do not often yield lasting results. The three pillars of The Athos Diet are designed to work together to support you in creating a bodily environment of hormonal health:
The book is available from Amazon.com. (Please note that we do not endorse any secular company; we are merely providing the link for the convenience to our readers):
“Trust ye not in princes, in the sons of men, in whom there is no salvation.”
We mustn’t have absolute trust in human beings for our salvation, no matter what dignity they have. Human beings are changeable. Today they are saints, tomorrow—deniers. Today—sinners, tomorrow—righteous. We must have absolute trust in God, and in Him we must base our hopes of salvation. “Blessed is he of whom the God of Jacob is his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God” (Psalm 145:5). Read more...
St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox Church began as a mission parish in the year 2000, in a home chapel in Palm Coast, FL – a small town on Florida’s northeast coast located between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach. After two years, it became necessary to have services in area community centers, rented for Sundays and other Holy Days. Read more...
2021 St. Xenia Camp
Greetings St. Xenia Camp family,
As previously announced, through the intercessions of St. Xenia, the prayers of so many of you, and with the blessing of Metropolitan Demetrius, St. Xenia Camp 2021 will return to Forest Acres in Fryeburg, Maine August 15-21! Given the continued impact of COVID-19, camp this year may yet be somewhat different from the past Forest Acres experiences. We are sharing this information ahead of registration so that all families can make an informed decision on whether they feel comfortable sending their camper(s) this year. [Read more...]
Q. There seems to be a lot of variation in how people observe fasting, but my confessor told me to fast from oil on Wednesday and Friday. Oil is a pretty vague category, though, and I was wondering if I could get a more explicit description of what kinds of food and drink are excluded on strict fast days. Read more...