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Raising children according to Saint John Chrysostom

Filed in Articles by on July 31, 2015 • views: 1207
Raising children according to Saint John Chrysostom

The Holy Chrysostom, the fruit of Antioch who once glorified the Patriarchal throne of the capital of Byzantium, is rightfully included amongst the greatest pedagogues of all time.

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Why does the world reject the Cross of Christ?

Filed in Articles by on September 23, 2015 • views: 10962
Why does the world reject the Cross of Christ?

The Cross of Christ teaches us a great truth – that the Christian life is not easy. It hides persecution, rejection, trouble and sorrow according to the world.

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The spiritual love

Filed in Articles by on February 11, 2016 • views: 1431
The spiritual love

Spiritual love is superior to the love between natural brothers and sisters because one relates to another through Christ and not a common mother.

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“I won’t force my kids to go to Church”

Filed in Articles by on February 12, 2016 • views: 1266
“I won’t force my kids to go to Church”

Church isn’t just one good choice among many. Church isn’t a building. Church, properly understood, is the body of Christ.

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The Reception of the Lord and the 40 days prayer

Filed in Family by on February 16, 2016 • views: 2095
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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Your body belongs to the Lord

Filed in Articles by on March 2, 2016 • views: 1964
Your body belongs to the Lord

The body is not meant for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body…

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

Filed in Spirituality by on August 25, 2016 • views: 2594
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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What is Orthodox Asceticism?

Filed in Spirituality by on August 25, 2016 • views: 1896
What is Orthodox Asceticism?

Asceticism is a key part of Orthodox Spirituality. It is not a negative activity but a most positive one.

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What is Orthodox Spirituality?

Filed in Spirituality by on August 25, 2016 • views: 1852
What is Orthodox Spirituality?

The term spirituality is used very loosely in our culture. But Orthodox spirituality has a very specific meaning.

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Buddhism and Eastern Asceticism compared to Orthodox Christian Asceticism

Filed in Spirituality by on August 25, 2016 • views: 2271
Buddhism and Eastern Asceticism compared to Orthodox Christian Asceticism

Eastern asceticism aims at divesting the mind of all that is relative and transitory, so that man may identify with the impersonal Absolute.

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