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I am a Priest with ROCOR.

Orthodox Mummy

Originally posted on Ramblings of a Redneck Priest:
¬† My dear brother, Fr. Seraphim, Abbot of the Holy Cross Monastery, said in a video, From the Little Mountain, ¬†that when a man comes to the monastery, he soon has a…

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Akathist Hymn to Saint Nicholas, Great Wonderworker

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Recommendations on How to Prepare Yourself for Confession

By Hieromonk Agapius (Golub) Confession is a sacrament of reconciliation of a man with God, which occurs in the Church. Through the sin a person losses the Kingdom of Christ, shown in numerous sacraments of the Church. Thanks to repentance, … Continue reading

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The Divine Liturgy

The Divine Liturgy is truly a heavenly service upon earth, during which God Himself, in a particular, immediate, and most close manner, is present and dwells with men, being Himself the invisible Celebrant of the service, offering and being offered. … Continue reading

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10 Things you can do to grow or revitalize your parish

“Revitalizing a parish starts with revitalizing our own souls. We can not give what we do not have. If we wish to offer the community the peace of Christ then we must first acquire this peace though frequent confession and … Continue reading

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The Death of Halloween?

Originally posted on Again and Again:
H/T: Here Death to Halloween! (Very Scary!) Fr. Sergei Sveshnikov It is that time of year again when Orthodox and some other Christian writers attempt to warn people about the evils of Halloween. They…

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Is YHWH a War Criminal?

Originally posted on Alastair's Adversaria:
The question of divine goodness and justice in light of the deep problems raised by the biblical commands concerning the slaughter of the Canaanites seems to be the hot topic right now. Philip Jenkins…

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