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The End of the Sacraments – The End of All Things

January 13, 2023 · Fr. Stephen Freeman Here is an excellent writing on the Holy Mysteries, we as Orthodox, partake of and why they are the completion of our purpose, the purpose we are created for! “There are those who … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy — the Fullness of the Faith

“People come to the Orthodox Church because it is a solid stable bastion of traditional Christian values, where marriage and family are highly valued, multiple children are encouraged and the lifestyle is focused on the services and disciplines of the … Continue reading

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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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Our God Given Tools

“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is“ Eph 5:9-19 God has given to … Continue reading

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Through the Cross of Christ

Eph 2:14-22 God created the universe, whole and complete.  Everything was linked in a perfect interdependence and harmony.  There were no conflicts, no divisions, no barriers – all was a perfect whole, a perfect unity.  But all this came to … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2022

+ O Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus Christ, and the Life creating Holy Spirit, in every age You call certain people to defend our families from oppression, tyranny, and evil. Since our founding as a nation “conceived in liberty,” countless men … Continue reading

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Diversity

“Kazan” Icon of the Mother of God Luke 16:19-31 When we look around any group of people, we see a great diversity.  There is a diversity in appearance, a diversity of skills, a diversity of personalities, a diversity of situation … Continue reading

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The Spiritual World

19th Sunday after Pentecost 2 Cor 11:31-12:9 The Holy Apostle Paul spoke of “a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth such … Continue reading

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Exaltation OF THE HOLY CROSS

The Feast of the Elevation of the Cross Saint John of Kronstadt My beloved in Christ brethren! We celebrate today the feast of Elevation of the Holy and Life-giving Cross of our Lord. When the Patriarch Macarius, one and a … Continue reading

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The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady Mother of God and Ever- Virgin Mary

The Most Holy Virgin Mary was born at a time, when people had reached such limits of decay of moral values, that it seemed altogether impossible to restore them. The best minds of this era were aware and often said … Continue reading

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