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Types and Levels of Prayer

Filed in Spirituality by on March 24, 2017 • views: 829
Types and Levels of Prayer

In the Orthodox spiritual tradition prayer has a broad, comprehensive and profound meaning.

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Gospel Stories for Children: Sunday of Orthodoxy

Filed in Spirituality by on March 6, 2017 • views: 659
Gospel Stories for Children: Sunday of Orthodoxy

Stories from the Gospel. Sunday of Orthodoxy. John 1:43-52.

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“It is time [Kairos] for the Lord to act”

Filed in Spirituality by on March 6, 2017 • views: 611
“It is time [Kairos] for the Lord to act”

Spiritual Gems from the Divine Liturgy: “It is time [Kairos] for the Lord to act.”

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Buddhism and Eastern Asceticism compared to Orthodox Christian Asceticism

Filed in Spirituality by on August 25, 2016 • views: 1200
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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What is Orthodox Spirituality?

Filed in Spirituality by on August 25, 2016 • views: 821
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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What is Orthodox Asceticism?

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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 the Orthodox Meaning of Theosis or Union with God?

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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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The Christian Identity

Filed in Spirituality by on June 8, 2015 • views: 833
The Christian Identity

There was an incident in the life of St Spiridon of Trimythous: he arrived at the Cathedral, but the caretaker would not let him in.

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A short Christian Moral Guide

Filed in Spirituality by on June 8, 2015 • views: 812
A short Christian Moral Guide

Christians, remember what God is, and that He looks not only on your works, but also on your very thoughts and intentions, and that you are not able to hide anywhere or anything from Him.

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55 Maxims for Christian Living by Fr.Thomas Hopko

Filed in Spirituality by on May 27, 2015 • views: 854
55 Maxims for Christian Living by Fr.Thomas Hopko

Endure the trial of yourself and your own faults and sins peacefully, serenely, because you know that God’s mercy is greater than your wretchedness.

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Bearing the Shame of Confession

Filed in Spirituality by on March 13, 2015 • views: 971
Bearing the Shame of Confession

In taking the steps which you have presented to us, the most difficult thing, I think, is to overcome the fear of shame. This is what I try to do in my parish.

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A Sinful girl, the Nuns and Saint Arsenios of Paros

Filed in Spirituality by on January 31, 2015 • views: 1122
A Sinful girl, the Nuns and Saint Arsenios of Paros

This is from the Life of St. Arsenios of Paros (1800-1877), who is commemorated by the Orthodox Church on January 31. A very instructive story.

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