Category Archives: Theology

The Praying Mind Seeks Union with the Heart

St Ignatius Brianchaninov Glory to God! From The Field, cultivating salvation The doors of my senses have closed. My tongue is silent; my eyes are closed; my ears hear nothing that is outside me. The mind that is clothed in … Continue reading

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Who do we condemn??

Glory to God!! “There is a temptation to reduce Orthodoxy, especially among young male converts, to a rational system of doctrines and dogmas, canons and rituals.  We get all excited about the new things we are learning, and about how … Continue reading

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Orthodox Way of Life

The final goal of man is communion with God. The path to this communion has been precisely defined: faith, and walking in the Commandments with the help of God’s grace.  -Saint Theophan the Recluse The purpose of life taught by … Continue reading

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Why not partake of the Divine Eucharist?

St Paul tells us: “For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks [Gr. eucharistesas], … Continue reading

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Profanity according to God’s Word

I often hear friends and family, believers in Jesus Christ, use language that would be referred in modern days as cursing, swearing, or profanity.  God’s Word specifically commands us not to use such language. But Father, this is normal every … Continue reading

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Deification

  Theosis (“deification,” “divinization”) is the process of a worshiper becoming free of hamartía (“missing the mark”), being united with God, beginning in this life and later consummated in bodily resurrection. For Orthodox Christians, Théōsis (see 2 Pet. 1:4) is … Continue reading

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