Tag Archives: God

All Things are Lawful unto me…..

1Cor 6:12-20 “I have wasted the wealth which the Father gave to me, and in my wretchedness I have fed with the dumb beasts.  Yearning after their food I remained hungry and could not eat my fill.  But now I … Continue reading

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Orthodox iconology

Orthodox theology is iconographical theology, since the icons are perceivedto be windows to heaven, to open the view for the light that springs from the divineexistence of the three ὺπόττασις: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The iconoriginates … Continue reading

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Repentance!!

Mark 1:1-8 There are three great beginnings in the life of Christ.  The first two of those three, we celebrate in this single festal season – His birth and His baptism.  With His birth we see the beginning of His … Continue reading

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Who is a sinner?

“Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees” (Luke 12:1). The Pharisees’ dough is the pleasure of showing yourself righteous before men. He did not simply say, “beware of the hypocrisy of the Pharisees”, but “beware of the leaven of the … Continue reading

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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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