The icon corner is a very special part of an Orthodox Christian home. It is a "little church" where we are free of all earthly care just like when we go to Divine Liturgy on Sundays. We're encouraged to stand before our Icon corner and pray and meditate in the morning and in the evening or any time you are able to do so.
When we are humble, we judge ourselves and not our neighbor. The spiritual fathers of the church teach us that we need to be hard on ourselves and easy on others. This is true humility; this is true repentance. We are invited to master this humility and repentance during Lent. - Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou
The miracle of the Holy Fire! Each year on Orthodox Holy Saturday, the Patriarch of Jerusalem enters the altar of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and "prays with tears for the sins of the people done in ignorance, raiding his hands on high, doing this three times; those around him do the same thing." A flame ignites in a niche by God's will. The Patriarch lights a candle from it, and the Deacons light additional candles from the Patriarchs. The fire is passed to all. Christ is Risen!
Orthodoxy teaches that marriage is an act of sacrificial love, a representation of Christ and His Church. Not only do bride and bridegroom become king and queen of their home, priest and presbytera to their family, but they also willingly accept crowns of martyrdom in their love for God and one another. We must not neglect to prepare our children for the possibility of marriage, so that if they marry, they may live in love and harmony with their spouses and live lives well-pleasing to God.