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  • Dear Friends of the Orthodox Christian Information Center, Greetings in Christ! I just published my first Kindle book: A Critical Review of Charles Shingledecker's The Crazy Side of Orthodoxy . It is FREE for the next 5 days, so get your copy! I've had this review on my site for a while, but I decided to make it into a Kindle book for two reasons: 1) When people search for Mr...
    pbarnesocic@... Dec 1, 2013
  • Dec 5 / Nov 22, 2012 , Afterfeast of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple. The Importance of Spiritual Reading , a talk by Fr. Timothy Pavlatos. Nov 4 / 17, 2012 , The Venerable Ioannicius the Great of Bithynia (846). Three excerpts from an excellent new book entitled Made Perfect in Faith: A Second Volume , by Protopresbyter James Thornton: The Life of Saint...
    pbarnesocic Dec 5, 2012
  • Dear Friends of the OCIC, I hope this finds you all well and prospering spiritually in this Lenten season. Since starting OrthodoxInfo.com 16 years ago I have never asked for donations. Although this may change in the future, I thought a better way to raise money would be to sell photos I've taken over the years. In this way I can easily offer something for the donations, and...
    pbarnesocic Mar 13, 2012
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  • Dear Friends of the OCIC, Warm greetings in Christ! Today I have posted a big update. If you have read Mr. Shingledecker's book or otherwise care to post a review of it on Amazon, please do so. A Review of The Crazy Side of Orthodoxy , by Charles Shingledecker. Published by Regina Orthodox Press (2011). Reviewed by Patrick Barnes. The Canons of the Church: Changeable or...
    pbarnesocic Feb 1, 2012
  • Dear Friends of the OCIC, This is just a quick note to inform you of two things. First, I have just posted this review of Fr. Alexis Trader's outstanding, must-read book Ancient Christian Wisdom and Aaron Beck's Cognitive Therapy . Second, I am sadly reporting the permanent redirection of the popular Orthodox Web site Philokalia.org . As you can see, it now redirects to the site of...
    pbarnesocic Jun 23, 2011
  • January 26 / February 8 , St. Xenophon and his wife, St. Mary, and their two sons, Sts. Arcadius and John, of Constantinople (6th c.). Reason and Speech: Timeless Truth and Secular Echoes . The Introduction to Ancient Christian Wisdom and Aaron Beck's Cognitive Therapy: A Meeting of Minds , by Father Alexis Trader. This book "details a colorful journey deep into two seemingly...
    pbarnesocic Feb 8, 2011
  • Posted on October 30 / November 12 , Hieromartyr Zenobius and his sister Zenobia of Aegae, Cilicia (285): Three homilies from an excellent new book entitled Of Whom the World was not Worthy: Sermons on the Lives and Works of the Patriarchs and Prophets of the Old Testament , by Protopresbyter James Thornton: The Holy Prophet Zephaniah (Sophonias) The Holy Prophet Habakkuk...
    pbarnesocic Nov 13, 2010
  • Dear Friends of the OCIC, It's been the longest interval ever since my last update to the site. I apologize for this. It's very difficult to find time these days to focus on the site's upkeep and new content. But I do have some good articles and audio books in the queue and will have another update very soon when Fr. Josiah Trenham's new book and media venture is ready to be...
    pbarnesocic Sep 23, 2010
  • December 18/31 , Martyr Sebastian at Rome and his companions: Martyrs Nicostratus, Zoe, Castorius, Tranquillinus, Marcellinus, Mark, Claudius, Symphorian, Victorinus, Tiburtius, and Castulus (287). John the Blessed , a special story by Photios Kontoglou for the Civil New Year and Feast of St. Basil. Translated by Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna, who noted elsewhere: "The story...
    pbarnesocic Dec 30, 2009
  • Dear Friends of the OCIC, Warm greetings in Christ! I hope this finds you well. The following was just posted to OrthodoxInfo.com. Asking for your prayers and wishing you all a joyous Nativity, Patrick Barnes December 5/18 , Venerable Sabbas the Sanctified. A Strange Miracle of St. Nicholas , translated by Moses Hawk. Holy Scripture and the Church ,by New Hieromartyr Hilarion...
    pbarnesocic Dec 18, 2009