Part 2 on Prayer, The Reverent Approach to Loving Union with God, airing August 20th


Part 2 on Prayer The Reverent Approach to Loving Union with God       If we live in the world – we most likely are struggling with our prayer life. How can we transform our prayers so that they are more meaningful? How can we focus our mind in our hearts so that we … Continue reading Part 2 on Prayer, The Reverent Approach to Loving Union with God, airing August 20th

“Prayer”, Airing 4/16/14, Veronica’s next podcast on OCN


                  PRAYER Summary of Veronica's Commentary: The second building block in our cooperation with God in our regeneration by grace is PRAYER. Cooperation implies communication, respect, intimacy and love.  All of these need to present when we pray. The Orthodox Church has given us a starting structure … Continue reading “Prayer”, Airing 4/16/14, Veronica’s next podcast on OCN

Prayer of Saint Ephraim, may God bless your Lenten Journey…


Prayer of Saint Ephraim O Lord and Master of my life, Grant not unto me a spirit of idleness, of discouragement, of lust for power, and of vain speaking. But bestow upon me, Thy servant, the spirit of chastity, of meekness, of patience, and of love. Yea, O Lord and King, grant that I may … Continue reading Prayer of Saint Ephraim, may God bless your Lenten Journey…

You are Three, a two-part Russian Orthodox video about prayer


Click on these links and you will partake in the essence of heartfelt prayer - enjoy! (about 20 mins. total) http://youtu.be/PnlXsWoE_Zw http://youtu.be/r0Ky5CUxSsY A good reminder for us to be humble and simple, pure in mind and spirit, hospital and loving, and willing to learn no matter how old we are. God Bless, Veronica

Truly a Lovely work of Prayer – The Lamentations of Holy and Great Saturday – CD


This is a wonderful recording! Professionally recorded and digitally mastered CD, entitled the Lamentations of Holy and Great Saturday.  Utilizing the traditional Byzantine melodies, this 74-minute English version of the Lamentations is the only professionally recorded full-length English version of the Lamentations in the world. The Byzantine melodies assigned to this special Holy Week service are beautifully … Continue reading Truly a Lovely work of Prayer – The Lamentations of Holy and Great Saturday – CD

On Great Lent and Repentance


Before we enter the Lenten fast, we are reminded that there can be no true fast, no genuine repentance, no reconciliation with God, unless we are at the same time reconciled with one another. A fast without mutual love is the fasted demons...  we do not travel the road of Lent as isolated individuals but … Continue reading On Great Lent and Repentance

Follow your heart – but where is it leading me? Purification of the heart, mind and soul through the Jesus Prayer


I fasted and prayed both with a guru and Tibetan Lama.  After years struggling with calming my mind through a multitude of meditation techniques I found what I was looking for in the Jesus Prayer, "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me, a sinner".  For what I was truly looking for was … Continue reading Follow your heart – but where is it leading me? Purification of the heart, mind and soul through the Jesus Prayer

Introduction to the Jesus Prayer


Introduction to the Jesus Prayer Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me, a sinner. I have often read the Jesus Prayer in prayer books and heard it in church, but my attention was drawn to it first some years ago in Rumania. There in a small Monastery of Smbata, tucked away at … Continue reading Introduction to the Jesus Prayer

Why Lent must rise again, G. Jeffrey MacDonald


This is an amazing article our pastor read last Sunday - the second Sunday of  Lent.  It is truly a statement of our times and of the importance of the traditions within Lent that can help us in our daily lives.  Written by a Protestant - he illumined the struggles and joys that await by … Continue reading Why Lent must rise again, G. Jeffrey MacDonald

What is Lent? The fall of Adam relative to reincarnation and Lent


"Adam became through the fall mortal, that is, both in soul and body ... Since  a man has body and soul, therefore he has to guess of the body likewise, there are also two immortality's one of the soul and one of the body ... for the soul and the body are one man." St. … Continue reading What is Lent? The fall of Adam relative to reincarnation and Lent