All contributions by: Fr. Dcn. Jan Veselak.

Articles by: Fr. Dcn. Jan

We are again at the beginning of a fast period. This is intended to be a time of increased prayer, peacefulness and focus on fighting the passions. While each Orthodox Jurisdiction has slightly different rules about what is spiritually beneficial to eat, the focus is on simplicity. Many Orthodox... (more)

Blog entries by: Fr. Dcn. Jan

In my private practice, I see many people who are struggling with their faith. Many times the struggle is really an obsession over doing things right, perfectly or out of a profound sense of shame. Many of them believe that even after confession they are not really forgiven because they are so bad... more