The Grace of Suffering is the first post for our Antiochian Women blog, Diocese of Los Angeles & the West (DLAW). As your religious coordinator, and with the blessing of our spiritual advisor the Very Rev. Fr. David Hovik and the encouragement of our president Charmaine Darmour, I am starting this blog with the hope that our Lord with His abundant grace guide us all to grow spiritually, and also to have a place where we can read Orthodox articles relevant to our daily life and struggles, and where we can comment and know each other on a deeper level.
I will be updating the blog every Sunday morning and will post a new article (or recorded sermon) written by clergy or laity from Orthodox perspective. On the last Sunday of each month and starting October 29, 2017 there will be an article written by one sister from our Antiochian Women’s group, which will discuss a personal story about “how God touches us in our life, and if there were a time where we strongly felt or experienced His presence, love and providence”. There is no doubt that we all have stories to share and that would be a huge blessing to strengthen each other in our journey of faith, and to support each other. Our beloved Father David is contributing great Church Father quotes every Sunday, which will appear on the top of the blog.
Your sister in Christ,
Religious Coordinator, Antiochian Women-Diocese of LA & the West