Orthodox Monasteries: Living Examples of Humility

Orthodox Monasteries: Living Examples of Humility

Teaching children the significance of their faith can be difficult.  I can speak of this after being one of those children.  We can all think back to the Sundays in church that were composed of fidgeting, staring at the ceiling out of boredom, or leaning on our parents because our...

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Daily Devotion: Be Gentle!

Daily Devotion: Be Gentle!

Let your gentleness be known to all man. The Lord is at hand. Philippians 4:5 Good morning Prayer Team! Today we continue a series on Philippians 4:4-13, by examining verse five. I remember a Protestant praise song from my elementary school days at a Christian school which said “and they’ll...

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Your Account Has Come Due

Your Account Has Come Due

When Jesus speaks to us about forgiveness, He uses the image of financial debt and the emotional burden of greed that goes along with finances. In the Gospel story about forgiveness, Jesus offers the parable of a king forgiving a debt that could never have been paid off, but was...

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St. Vincent’s Three Rules: Antiquity, Universality, Consensus

St. Vincent’s Three Rules: Antiquity, Universality, Consensus

St. Vincent of Lerins lived in the fifth century in Gaul, and he, more than anyone, is the reason that I am an Orthodox Christian. When I was much younger than I am today, I had good friends who were Catholic, and because of them, I grew to have a...

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Do You Hear God?

Do You Hear God?

“Do you hear God?” That’s what I asked an old professor at the seminary.  He was a little different from the rest of the professors.  He had a sort of edge that I hadn’t seen.  Some days, he acted in a way I had imagined a Fool for Christ would...

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