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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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Preparing for Holy Communion

“O God the Lord and Creator of all, Thou are become poor, uniting a created nature to Thyself, while remaining free from passion. Since Thou art the Passover, Thou hast offered Thyself to those for whose sake Thou wast soon … Continue reading

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THE BATTLE BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

The world is in a new struggle not unlike that  which happened during the Soviet Union and the cold war that was brought on after the fall of the Royal House of Romanov. This was followed by World War II … Continue reading

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Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi, Lex Vivendi

(As we Worship, So we Believe, So we Live) So what does this Latin phrase actually mean? According to Fr Peter Heers, “There is an interconnection and interdependence of faith and life, of dogma and ethos. Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi, … Continue reading

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AN ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF A MAD DOG

by: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774 “An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog” is reprinted from A Nonsense Anthology. Ed. Carolyn Wells. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1915. Good people all, of every sort,Give ear unto my song;And if you … Continue reading

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Am I the ‘Chief of Sinners’?

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” 1 Timothy 1:15 (KJV) Here, St. Paul is not writing about high regard nor humility, … Continue reading

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“The kingdom of God is within you”

“Take the trouble to spend only one single day according to God’s commandments, and you will see yourself, you will feel by your own heart, how good it is to fulfill God’s will (and God’s will in relation to us … Continue reading

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The Divine Liturgy

The Divine Liturgy is truly a heavenly service upon earth, during which God Himself, in a particular, immediate, and most close manner, is present and dwells with men, being Himself the invisible Celebrant of the service, offering and being offered. … Continue reading

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Prayer

Role of the Spirit John 14 16   “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17   that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not … Continue reading

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