On Self-Restraint

On Self-Restraint

Book of the Elders   Some monks from the skete set out to visit Abba Anthony. So they got on a boat and there found another Elder who also wanted to go the same place. The brothers didn’t know him, though. Sitting amidships, they talked about the sayings of the...

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  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Figures of the Nativity Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star appeared; and he sent them to Bethlehem saying “Go and search diligently for...

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Understanding and Living Our Faith: What Do You Mean Santa Isn’t Real?

Understanding and Living Our Faith: What Do You Mean Santa Isn’t Real?

Do you remember your childhood when you believed in Santa Claus? Do you remember that excitement you felt Christmas Eve in anticipation of what was to come the next day? I remember one Christmas Eve, when I was about 6 or 7, sitting in my bedroom with my brother and...

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The Virgin Mary

The Virgin Mary

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Figures of the Nativity Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart.  Luke 2:19 Good morning Prayer Team! Obviously, the central figure in the Nativity story is Christ Himself, the Logos...

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Human Tape-recorders

Human Tape-recorders

Saint Paisios the Athonite   Because of so much reading, people today have ended up as tape-recorders and their cassettes are full of superfluous things. But according to Abba Isaac, teaching without action is a ‘repository of shame’. You see, lots of people who are interested in sports read sports...

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Saint Anthimos, the Fool for Christ (+1867)

Saint Anthimos, the Fool for Christ (+1867)

Saint Anthimos was from Sofia, Bulgaria, where he was a married, parish-priest. In 1841, after his wife reposed, he went to Mount Athos and was tonsured as a monk at Simonopetra Monastery. He began to act like a fool for Christ in order to hide his spirituality and closeness to...

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We Are Not Saved (or Condemned) by the Rules, but by Our Faith and Conduct

We Are Not Saved (or Condemned) by the Rules, but by Our Faith and Conduct

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. 10th Sunday of Luke Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And there was a woman who had had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was...

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Let’s not be overwhelmed

Let’s not be overwhelmed

Saint Ambrose of Milan   ‘Don’t let us fall into temptation that we can’t withstand’. As if we were athletes wishing to compete and asking for the strength to resist our opponent, which in this case is sin. The Lord, Who took our sins upon His shoulders and forgave our...

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An Important Turning Point

An Important Turning Point

  Listen Now We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave and one by a free woman.  But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, the...

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The Angels

The Angels

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Figures of the Nativity And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among...

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