Monthly Archives: February 2014

Lenten Triodion beginning

Well we are getting ready to step into Lent, leading up to Pascha; what a wonderful and exciting time of the year.   Great Lent is the 40-day season of spiritual preparation that comes before the most important Feast of the … Continue reading

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Representing Orthodoxy

A common theme in the teaching of the church fathers is stillness. This is not a call to idleness but to a task that is very difficult: to quiet our minds. Our minds are too often controlled by our brain … Continue reading

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Orthodox Witness

Evangelism or witnessing or bearing witness to Orthodox Christianity is the process of bringing Orthodox teachings to people who are outside of the Church, in hopes that they will accept these teachings and decide to become a part of the … Continue reading

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The Most Difficult Commandment

Due to lots of circumstances, I have not actually sat down to write…. please forgive. Though Abbot Tryphon has written many short essays that actually mean so much, cover so much, and praise God so much!  So here I share … Continue reading

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Noetic Memory

NOETIC MEMORY Tapping into the Noetic Memory of the Heart The heart does not only have a natural operation as a mere pump that circulates blood. In Orthodox patristic tradition the heart is the center of our self-awareness. Saint Nicodemus … Continue reading

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St. Gregory the Theologian

Originally posted on lessons from a monastery:
(Source) Saint Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople, a great Father and teacher of the Church, was born into a Christian family of eminent lineage in the year 329, at Arianzos (not far…

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