Tag Archives: Prayer

Eternal Life

Eternal Life:  John 17:1-13 A really interesting Gospel lesson Fr Nektary read earlier, however, it’s not like there is anything uninteresting in the Gospel. The reading in the Gospel of John, is a prayer of Jesus to God, to God … Continue reading

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Christianity is Life!

On Tuesday, May 4/17, the 15th anniversary of the restoration of the fullness of ecclesiastical unity within the Russian Orthodox Church, and the eve of the anniversary of the enthronement of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice of Worship

May 16, 2022 · Fr. Stephen Freeman “When God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac (Genesis 22), there was no questioning on Abraham’s part about what was intended. He understood precisely what was involved in such a thing. There … Continue reading

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Say YES!!

“And there is another step beyond. It is possible to say Yes repeatedly throughout the day. The simple phrase, “I say Yes to God,” carries a great deal of power. I have learned to make it a frequent confession in … Continue reading

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The Struggle for Virtue

The opposing virtues must be immediately planted in place of eradicated passions. The Holy Fathers enumerate these virtues in the following order: (1) abstinence is opposed to gluttony, (2) chastity is opposed to fornication, (3) non-acquisitiveness is opposed to avarice, … 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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