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Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen
The Two Communities
There are a number of challenges that lie ahead for Orthodox Christians today. These issues relate to faith and reflect the spiritual state of Orthodox people in the world community today. To be Orthodox essentially means to live in communion with others. The Church is the focal point of this [...]

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By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible
The Celebration
This article was written by Fr Emmanuel following soon after Easter 1997. The time was approaching for the Resurrection. The Matins of the Resurrection had come to an end. All the lights of the Church were out resembling the darkness of our Lord's tomb. The Priest took the light form [...]
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A Church Outside the Church
Ambulance sirens are blaring in the streets There is a desperate rush to resuscitate those in distress The same concern is not shared in heeding Christ’s call to save our souls
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The Firm
The following article was written by Father Emmanuel in 1997 when he was a Deacon. Success in today’s world is often measured by the ability of people to plan, organise and manage their work. The successful application of these business principles requires dedication, expertise, standards, skills, time and resources. To [...]
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Glimpses of Eternity in Christ
Had you ever thought that you could hold on to a single moment in time and that by seizing it you could secure your life? (The thief’s confession on the cross before Jesus on the Cross). ‘Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” ‘Jesus answered [...]
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Life Is God in Us
There will be a day when we will die bringing an end to our earthly life. Life is the most precious gift from above, it is of heavenly origin allowing the experience of God’s great Glory. When we live a Christian life of the true Orthodox living faith, we come [...]
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The Single Goal of Fasting – Spiritual Contemplation for the Lenten Period
It has been my very good fortune to regularly travel by air to most destinations throughout Western Australia. Over a five year period I have noticed some interesting trends in relation to the meals people are served. To begin with I was one of perhaps two people to be served [...]
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Perfect Peace
We often hear the message of peace when Christmas draws near. The message is often drawn from popular Christmas Carols and a long history of Christian tradition. The message of peace brought to us through the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ however, is very much misunderstood.
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Looking to the Left and to the Right
From a young age we are taught to look to the left and then to the right and then to the left again before we cross the road. This very practical traffic rule applies not only to the roads but also to the spiritual path and journey of our Christian [...]
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Awake You Who Sleep
It is inappropriate to attempt to measure the level of another person's faith. This would be tantamount to judging others. How are we to know what lies in the hearts of others? What could possibly allow us to feel so self-assured that we would begin? to look beyond our own [...]
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