The Latin word lōrīca originally meant “armor” or “breastplate.” The title is taken from St. Patrick’s Breastplate, his much loved prayer written in 433 A.D.

Lorica

with Fr. Patrick Cardine

November 4, 2019

Both the Centurion and the Nobleman had faith in Jesus. The difference is the centurions faith was perfect and mature and relied solely on the Word of Jesus, the nobleman’s faith was imperfect and weak and required a sign.

November 2, 2019

If someone asks you why we pray for the departed- ask them why do we pray for anyone? God knows what we need, He does not need us to inform him.

November 1, 2019

Johns prophecy to the first Christians is that while apostate Israel will be destroyed- they will survive, they will not go down with old Israel.

October 28, 2019

When He Ascended into Heaven accompanied by the Angelic Host trumpeting His return to majesty as the glorified God-man the conqueror of death and reconciler of creation.

October 21, 2019

And because we know and we believe we must speak, we must respond to the Word we have received.

October 14, 2019

Love God and Love Neighbor this is everything. This love is manifest thru worship.

October 17, 2019

If we think of our creation as God throwing us into existence and thus propelling us toward a goal the image is not of God throwing a ball-- but a boomerang.

October 1, 2019

There is only one way, one door, to finding life, to becoming truly human and that is to be willingly joined to Jesus Christ upon His cross.

October 1, 2019

When man became his own god and started fabricating rules the rules he made destroyed love. And this is the constant challenge that Jesus runs into with the Pharisees and lawyers.

October 1, 2019

We honor the great warrior Archangel this day and celebrate his mighty defeat of Satan, if we want St. Michael to be our friend and defender we must become like a child seated on the lap of Christ.

September 23, 2019

What are you going to do? You- no one else, you what will YOU do? Will you become a human being?

September 16, 2019

Our Lords passion, his suffering and sorrow is his embrace of us in our grief- and thus his embrace of our grief- this is His love for us.

September 10, 2019

Mary is not a doctrine to be figured out or explicated. She is not a conundrum, she is not a concept or abstract philosophical theory to resolve.

September 2, 2019

Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

August 26, 2019

God’s Almighty power is displayed chiefly in showing mercy and pity. The power of God which transforms all, which brings something out of nothing.

August 19, 2019

The God of the Old Testament is the Same God who hangs upon the Cross. We were made for Him and He comes to claim us for Himself and to give us everything He has for our own enjoyment but He is fire and light and the darkness has no fellowship with the light and that is absolute and cannot be otherwise. 

August 18, 2019

"When, therefore, any one anticipating his end and his removal to the next world, lightens the burden of his sins by good deeds"

July 31, 2019

Late have I loved Thee, 0 Beauty so ancient and so new; late have I loved Thee! For behold Thou wert within me, and I outside; and I sought Thee outside and in my unloveliness fell upon those lovely things that Thou hast made.

July 30, 2019

If Orthodox Christians seek to practice true religion then we must recognize the inherent danger of becoming Pharisaical.

July 29, 2019

When God created us He did not create us in motionless static position and then say chose what direction you will go. When man comes into being he is thrown into being, our coming into being is a kinetic event in which God hurls us into existence in a very specific direction.

July 8, 2019

We often feel like we need to do God’s job for him. That’s a heavy weight to bear, being God - Judge and Jury of the cosmos. A weight we were not designed for. A weight that will crush us if we are not careful. 

June 29, 2019

Corpus Christi 2019

June 28, 2019

Pentecost 2019

June 22, 2019

Easter III 2019

June 21, 2019

Easter II 2019

May 6, 2019

Easter I 2019

April 14, 2019

Those who believed in Him try to stone Him. Passion Sunday 2019

April 7, 2019

Lent IV 2019

March 25, 2019

Feast of the Annunciation 2019

April 2, 2019

Ash Wednesday 2019

March 3, 2019

Sexagesima 2019

February 24, 2019

Septuagesima 2019

February 3, 2019

Epiphany IV - Jesus sleeping in a storm tossed boat is a picture of Christian Maturity. Jesus does not hold your hand while you drown, he does not comfort you and say perish in peace, He destroys your enemies and delivers you from the storm.

February 2, 2019

If you're looking for Jesus, He's in the temple.

January 27, 2019

Epiphany III - God Marveled at the Roman Soldier's faith.

January 20, 2019

Epiphany II - The Woman intercedes with her Son...

January 2, 2019

For the Feast of the Holy Innocents (Dec 27): "Never, in fact, would that impious tyrant have been able to benefit these children by the sweetest kindness as much as he has done by his hatred." -St. Augustine

December 30, 2018

God has prepared you an eight course banquet. Don't settle for one or two courses.

December 25, 2018

His manifestation in the flesh becomes a cloak. He takes a perceptible form and in so doing becomes to many imperceptible.

December 25, 2018

He made Himself small for us, and we still know him as the Holy Infant.

December 23, 2018

What is it about Mary that attracts God's favor?

December 23, 2018

What is it about Mary that attracts God's favor?

December 23, 2018

What is it about Mary that attracts God's favor?

December 23, 2018

The forerunner cleanses with water that we might receive the Spirit from the Lord.

December 23, 2018

The forerunner cleanses with water that we might receive the Spirit from the Lord.

December 23, 2018

The forerunner cleanses with water that we might receive the Spirit from the Lord.

December 9, 2018

John the Baptist: a monumental example of having faith.

December 11, 2018

We cannot conceive of Jesus without Mary. On the conception of Mary...

December 11, 2018

We cannot conceive of Jesus without Mary. On the conception of Mary...

December 2, 2018

Adam, full of guilt and shame hid from God. But we having been washed from an evil conscience should be ready to meet Him. Maranatha, come Lord Jesus.

November 25, 2018

The World is passing away: do not go back for your things, but flee to the Mountain.

November 11, 2018

True and holy love for self is a gratitude for what God has made...

November 11, 2018

True and holy love for self is a gratitude for what God has made...

November 11, 2018

True and holy love for self is a gratitude for what God has made...

November 11, 2018

True and holy love for self is a gratitude for what God has made...

November 11, 2018

True and holy love for self is a gratitude for what God has made...

November 11, 2018

True and holy love for self is a gratitude for what God has made...

November 11, 2018

True and holy love for self is a gratitude for what God has made...

November 11, 2018

True and holy love for self is a gratitude for what God has made...

October 28, 2018

Christ the King Sunday

October 7, 2018

How do we clothe ourselves with Christ? Get a job.

September 23, 2018

Pentecost XVII

September 9, 2018

Pentecost XV

September 2, 2018

Love, Joy, and Peace, man...

September 2, 2018

Love, Joy, and Peace, man...

August 26, 2018

August 26, 2018

August 26, 2018

What's the 'Why' of it all?

What's the 'Why' of it all?

What's the 'Why' of it all?

August 19, 2018

Pentecost XI 2018

July 24, 2018

Sin is hard...Holiness is easy...Pentecost VIII 2018

July 8, 2018

Are we aware of the war we are in?

July 1, 2018

What should we do first and foremost in our hearts?

June 25, 2018

Are we welcoming the grace of the Holy Spirit?

June 21, 2018

What is truth?

May 24, 2018

Why is the Holy Spirit called the Spirit of Jesus?

May 3, 2018

We can be saints, and we can be filled with the spirit. 

May 1, 2018

What happens when we ask the Son of David to have mercy on us?

April 23, 2018

Christ risen! Why are you weeping?

April 22, 2018

What does the gift of Jesus inspire you to give?

April 15, 2018

Who are we thinking about this week, ourselves or Jesus?

March 13, 2018

Obedience to Christ is the easy life. To believe in God is freedom.. 15:39

March 7, 2018

Wherever you invest yourself, this is what will capture your heart. 10:08

November 11, 2019

The forgiveness of God is not simply a general attitude of mercy toward us. It is our very real and actual redemption.

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