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What is the Orthodox Meaning of Theosis or Union with God?

Filed in Spirituality by on August 25, 2016 • views: 2448
What is the Orthodox Meaning of Theosis or Union with God?

Saint Theophan the Recluse says, that the aim of an Orthodox Christian is “a living unity with God.” This referred to as “theosis.”

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Holy Martyr Aimilianos: free man and servant

Filed in Saints by on July 18, 2016 • views: 1098
Holy Martyr Aimilianos: free man and servant

He made the sign of the cross and, having commended his soul to God, departed this life in peace, and was received into the choir of those bold athletes of devotion to the Lord.

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Saint Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of Crimea (1877-1961)

Filed in Saints by on June 11, 2016 • views: 1572
Saint Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of Crimea (1877-1961)

If you ever find yourself on the Holy Mountain or in other old churches, you will notice that many of them are painted red.

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Saint John Chrysostom on the meaning of “Touch Me Not”

Filed in Easter by on May 14, 2016 • views: 1317
Saint John Chrysostom on the meaning of “Touch Me Not”

What reply, then, did she make? She spoke warmly and tenderly: “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.”

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Holy Week: The meaning of each day

Filed in Holy Week by on April 21, 2016 • views: 1548
Holy Week: The meaning of each day

Let’s explore the meaning of each of the solemn days of Passion Week.

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Clean Monday: Great Lent Begins

Filed in Great Lent by on March 9, 2016 • views: 1185
Clean Monday: Great Lent Begins

Learn about Clean Monday (this Year: March 14, 2016), about the beginning of Great Lent and the general rules of the Lenten Fast.

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He came to Himself – The critical moment

Filed in Triodion by on March 2, 2016 • views: 2197
He came to Himself – The critical moment

One of the most important stories in the New Testament is the Parable of the Prodigal Son.

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Saint Gelasius the Mime

Filed in Saints by on February 27, 2016 • views: 1551
Saint Gelasius the Mime

Gelasius (also known as Genesius) was in name and in life gelasius.

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He who Humbles himself will be Exalted

Filed in Triodion by on February 27, 2016 • views: 1292
He who Humbles himself will be Exalted

Your motivation for just about anything you do in life can be separated into two categories—It’s either all about God.

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Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee: Time for a Check-Up

Filed in Triodion by on February 27, 2016 • views: 1163
Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee: Time for a Check-Up

The period of the Triodion, which begins today (February 21, 2016), is a time for us to evaluate ourselves on a spiritual scale.

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Triodion 2016

Filed in Triodion by on February 23, 2016 • views: 1405
Triodion 2016

Learn about the solemn period of Triodion.

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The Reception of the Lord and the 40 days prayer

Filed in Family by on February 16, 2016 • views: 1993
The Reception of the Lord and the 40 days prayer

Forty days have just passed since the birth of the God-man, and the Lord is offered to the Temple by His Virgin Mother, and the elder Symeon received Him.

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