Letter to the Clergy & Faithful from Bp Alexis

First Letter from Bishop Alexis To the Clergy and Faithful of the Diocese of Sitka and Alaska November 23/December 6Saint Amphilochius, Bishop of lconium Beloved Clergy and Faithful of the God-protected Diocese of Sitka and Alaska, May the blessing of the Lord be upon you through His grace and love for mankind always now and […]


Starring (Slaaviq) This afternoon, Fr. Simeon found an interesting old document about “Starring” in the files. Starring is a Carpathian tradition that was adopted in many places in Alaska. The closest equivalent we have in America is Caroling. The document was an unattributed photocopy that Father has reproduced below. The Story of Starring (Slaaviq) The […]

Economia and the Spiritual Hospital: a Closer Look at Trullo’s Canon 102

Economia and the Spiritual Hospital Fr. Simeon initially wrote this reflection at St. Vladimir’s Seminary as part of Canon Law 101 taught by Father Alexander Rentel in September 2009. At the time, he was struck by how the terms economia (οἰκονομία) and akriveia (ἀκρίβεια), which are central to Orthodoxy’s understanding of Canon Law, were originally medical terms. […]

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