Welcome back !
As we begin Great Lent, a good place to start has to be with St John Chrysostom`s Sermon on Fasting .
An updated schedule for Reading the Church Fathers is available here
A huge amount of liturgical material is available online here , including an almost complete Menaion , courtesy of Holy TransfigurationCtahedral in Denver, CO.
If you like listening to liturgical music, the Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Cantor Institute in Pittsburgh has made available online no fewer than 743 MP3 files for download. Well worth a visit !
Justin writes lovingly about St Haralambos, whose relic is cherished by his parish .
Fr John links to an interesting article about visiting Mount Athos. I will never be able to go there, but I do enjoy reading about it :-)
James from Paradosis describes an amazing book, "A Byzantine Journey" by John Ash, in which is mentioned a sermon delivered by Patriarch Photios when the Hagia Sophia mosaic of the Theotokos and Holy Child was inaugurated on March 29th 867.
Matushka Elizabeth from Portland writes about Forgiveness Vespers, as does Molly and also
Monica in Romania who describes some amazingly perceptive comments from her smnall son Simi on the Crucifixion......
Eric John mentions a talk about Christian Service in War by Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky) of New York.
Fr Stephen continues to provide much spiritual food for thought - amongst his gems are
words form St Isaac of Syria and Soul Saturday and how to "think with the heart"
A scholarly article about Dostoyevsky and the Brothers Karamazov is well worth a read, but not if you are being harrassed by small children, as I am at present. I will be saving this for the quiet time after they go to bed :-)