By the grace of God, I am a Priest in the Holy Orthodox Church. I am married to my beautiful Matushka Theodora, with whom I have two children Tuva (“Anna”) and Theodor. Despite the fact that this blog is devoted to theology, I am not intending it to be a place for scholars. If you are an academic you will probably find my posts simplistic and lacking. The reason for this is that I hope for my posts to be relevant to people living real lives – whether they are laypeople or clergy – and not just for “armchair theologians.” Theology, in the Orthodox sense, is not an exercise of the mind, but of the heart – it is a struggle of prayer and repentance. Most of the blogposts are therefore meant to be prayerfully contemplated, not academically dissected. You will find that the majority of the posts simply are quotes from our Holy Fathers. Regardless of the reason you have found your way to my blog, may our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ bless you in your spiritual journey!