Saint Gregory Palamas and the Essence/Energies Distinction

On the second Sunday of the Great Lenten Fast, the Orthodox Church commemorates our father among the saints Gregory Palamas (1296-1359). In this post, we provide a brief biography of Saint Gregory Palamas’ life. Then, we explore his contributions to Orthodox theology.

How do I choose my Patron Saint?

The Orthodox have patron saints for everything. For finding employment. For mental disorders. We even have personal patron saints. But how do you know which saint is yours?

Why the Orthodox “Pray to” Saints

Icons of Saints in an Orthodox Church

The Orthodox Church ascribes the title of “Saint” to anyone who has lived and died in Christ throughout history. But why do we “pray to” them?