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Nearly 5 years ago

Fasting is the Natural Order

When other animals get sick, the first thing they do is stop eating – they fast, in other words. Fasting is an acknowledgement that,

Nearly 6 years ago

What is It OK to be Proud Of?

“It is shameful to be proud of the adornments that are not your own, but utter madness to fancy one deserves God’s gifts. Be

Nearly 6 years ago

The Path

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. – Oscar Wilde

Nearly 7 years ago

One Faith

“There are three things I cannot take in: nondogmatic faith, nonecclesiological Christianity and nonascetic Christianity. These three – the church, dogma, and asceticism –

Nearly 7 years ago

Two relationships entwined

“He cannot have God for his Father who has no the Church for his mother.” – St. Cyprian of Carthage

Nearly 7 years ago

Loving Enemies Means Having No Enemies

In the teaching of St. Silouan and Elder Sophrony, people are not classified as enemies and friends, bad and good, but people who have

Nearly 8 years ago

Vespers Stichera, Annunciation

Gabriel came and stood before you, O Virgin. Revealing God’s eternal plan he greeted you: “Hail, O earth that has not been sown! Hail,

Nearly 8 years ago

Frail Shadows of Elusive Dreams

What earthly joy remains untouched by grief? What glory stands forever on the earth? Frail shadows of elusive dreams which death will one day

Nearly 8 years ago

Fulfill Our Intention

Magnify, O my soul, her who is more honorable and more glorious than the armies on high. It would be easier for us to

Nearly 8 years ago

Our Mother

Rejoice O Jerusalem. Keep the feast all ye who love Sion. Today, the ancient bonds of Adam’s condemnation hath been loosed. Paradise hath been

Nearly 8 years ago

9th Ode of the 2nd Canon of Christ's Nativity

Magnify, O my soul, her who is more honorable and more exalted in glory than the heavenly hosts. I behold a strange and wonderful

Nearly 8 years ago

The Gospel Summarized in the Anaphora

With these blessed powers, O Master and Lover of Mankind, we sinners also cry out and say: “Holy are You, truly all-holy!” There is

Nearly 9 years ago

The Churching of the World

“the churching of the World” – Anestis Keselopoulos, Man and the Environment

Nearly 9 years ago

Theological Episteme

“Theological language uses episteme, but cannot reduce itself to it without falling yet again from this world.” – Vladimir Lossky

Nearly 9 years ago

The Illusion of Concepts

“Yet theological thought can also become a hindrance, and one must avoid indulging in it, abandoning oneself to the feverish illusion of concepts.” –