Prayers before meals BEFORE BREAKFAST Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Amen. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our […]
(This service is read after the evening meal and before sleep) In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and the ages of ages. Amen. Glory to you, our God, glory to you. Heavenly king, Comforter, the Spirit of truth who are present everywhere filling all things […]
(After rising from sleep, stand with reverence and fear of God, make the sign of the cross, and say:) In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Glory to you, our God, glory to you. Heavenly King, comforter, the Spirit of truth, who are present everywhere filling all things, […]
The Story of the Miraculous Icon of the Virgin Known as “Paramithia” (Comfort, Consolation) at the Holy Mountain Monastery of Vatopedi
In olden times there came once to the Holy Mountain a band or pirates to enter into and loot one of the wealthiest monasteries of the Holy Mountain, the Monastery of Vatopedi. They arrived in the evening and hid in the bushes around the monastery so that they could enter as soon as the gates […]
A Book Review from an Orthodox Christian Perspective: Carter Heyward:”Touching our Strength; The erotic as Power and the Love of God”
The aim of this book review is to explore the message of the book about the interaction of people with each other and with the divine and to make a critical evaluation of this message based on Orthodox Christian theological criteria.
God, as the Orthodox Church teaches, is not subject to the processes of human reason. He is not discovered by man, but reveals Himself in man’s heart. Christ prayed to His Father saying, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have […]