Christ is born! Glorify Him! Despite these unusual times, our worries and fears, and the changes to our normal routine; the love of Christ lives in our hearts and is especially close to us - when we are experiencing adversity. There is nothing more important than love, it is the highest virtue and our true … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
"Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, and distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong." II Corinthians 12:10 "By their trials, the righteous flourished so it was with the three children, so with Daniel, Moses, and Joseph; from this they all shown and were … Continue reading By their trials the righteous flourished…
"For darkness will not be darkness with Thee, and night shall be bright as the day; as is the darkness thereof, even so shall the light thereof be." Selections from Psalm 138, Orthodox Psalter "Oh Lord, that has proved me and Thou knowest me; Thou knowest my down-sitting and my uprising. Thou hast discerned my … Continue reading The Opportunity of COV19 – Live Each Day as if it Were Our Last – in Prayer and Action for God and Others – “the way everlasting.” Ps. 138
Holiness comes only to those who struggle Not an hour should pass without taking time to examine our heart, for the hour of judgment can come at any time, and we must be ready to give account to God for our life. There is no spiritual improvement if we do not seek to … Continue reading Holiness comes only to those who struggle
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The Heart An Ignored Heart is a Lost Heart It is important that we direct all our thoughts, all our actions, and all our desires towards a burning love for God. Our heart must become inflamed with the love of God, and all our intellectual and emotional striving must be directed towards the development of … Continue reading An Ignored Heart is a Lost Heart
I came accross two remarkable quotes about how to live in the present and how to deal with tragedy or sorrows in the present. "Let us keep control over our mind in the face of the distractions of the exterior world. Without ascetic effort, our mind will never be able to remain constantly in God. … Continue reading Live as if we are Living in Eternal Time.
The Lord said, "No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, that those who enter may see the light. For nothing is hid that shall not be made manifest, nor anything secret that shall not be known and come to … Continue reading Using Our Talents for Good
Theosis The Meaning of Salvation in the Ancient Church According to Protopresbyter George Metallinos, Dean of the Athens University School of Theology, “For we Orthodox the unique and absolute goal of life in Christ is theosis, our union with God, so that man – through his participation in God’s uncreated energy – may become “by … Continue reading Theosis
"The most radical thing is to keep always the feeling of our own insufficiency in relation to God. Then we will enter a permanent state of tension between self-condemnation and the love of Christ, between repentance and hope in the mercy of God. On the one hand, we live in anguish at being so far … Continue reading The Tension That Keeps us Striving Towards Our Salvation…