Tag Archives: Christ

The Holy Forefathers!!

Today we begin our preparation for the feast of the Lord’s Nativity in earnest. We begin to look at and appreciate the preparation that God, Himself, made for His incarnation by considering the ancestors of Jesus Christ, which is His … Continue reading

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Law vs Faith

Galatians 2:16-20 “A man is not justified by works of the law but by faith of Jesus Christ” If this statement of the Apostle is true (and it is), then why do we depend so heavily upon the law in our … Continue reading

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Concerning Halloween

Concerning Halloween I am going to be short and to the point today. Because most of us are either older Orthodox believers, or newly Orthodox or newly aware of our Orthodoxy, we must carefully examine every aspect of our involvement … Continue reading

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Orthodox Prayer Ropes

When praying with your Prayer Rope, on each knot, pray the Jesus Prayer. At the end of a set of knots, pray to the Theotokos and the Glory to the Father… The prayer rope is not some kind of amulet … Continue reading

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Quotes of the Fathers

note how Ezekiel condemns those who indulge the pleasures of others. In giving way to everyone’s wishes they are treasuring up future punishment for themselves. Venerable Nilus the Faster of Sinai, Philokalia, Vol. 1 p.223 A passion which we allow … Continue reading

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The Sacrament of Repentance

What do we confess in confession? This morning let us discuss confession. In order to properly grasp its meaning, let us turn to examining our inner spiritual life. We know that within us there is a constant struggle between good … Continue reading

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Christ’s Death and Resurrection and the Mystery of Baptism

             “What is Baptism?  Simply put, baptism is our death, burial, and resurrection in union with Jesus Christ.  It is a rite of passage, given by Christ to the Church as an entrance into the Kingdom of God and … Continue reading

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What Jesus tells us about our Riches

Matt 19:16-19:26 “What good thing must I do to have eternal life?”  This question of the rich young man to Jesus is echoed time and again from the lips of every person who recognizes both his own mortality and his … Continue reading

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The Holy Eucharist

A Holy Sacrament which Jesus the Christ instituted for us and for our salvation. St Symeon teaches about how receiving the Body and Blood of Christ, in Holy Communion, affects us the faithful.  One of his main points “underscores the … Continue reading

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Back to the Basics

We must always be meek, gentle, kind-hearted, patient, as though we did not notice the malice of others, we must “overcome evil,” or wicked people “with good,” by kindness, benefits. Righteous John, Wonderworker of Kronstadt My Life in Christ p.322 … Continue reading

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