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About padrerichard

I am a Priest with ROCOR.

Be a Cheerful Giver

One of my favorite bible passages is “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). I try to say it each day in the morning to remember that, no … Continue reading

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Lord have Mercy!

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Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The Exaltation of the Cross (Sep 27) St. John of Shanghai Before The Time of Christ, the cross was an instrument of punishment; it evoked fear and aversion. But after Christ’s death on the Cross it became the instrument and … Continue reading

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GOLD!!!

Originally posted on Ramblings of a Redneck Priest:
“It is told of two neighbors who were tailors that they were very different in their work and in their prayer, in their possessions and in their contentment. One of them had…

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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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