Practical Prayer and Other Spiritual Tools

Practical Prayer and Other Spiritual Tools

There are essentially two types of prayer rules that we have in the Orthodox Church. It is important for us to understand these in order to best make prayer a part of our lives, or better put, to keep ourselves from using our spiritual powers of self-justification and personal laxity...

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We Must Be Merciful If We Expect God to Be Merciful

We Must Be Merciful If We Expect God to Be Merciful

 Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. At that time, Jesus said this parable, “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began the reckoning, one was brought...

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”He was nourished by prayer and did not feel the pangs of hunger”: New Martyr Theocharis from Neapolis, Asia Minor

”He was nourished by prayer and did not feel the pangs of hunger”: New Martyr Theocharis from Neapolis, Asia Minor

In 1740, the Ottoman Empire was at war and Sultan Ahmet ordered that all the male children of Christians be taken off to army camps. Theocharis, who was an orphan, was picked up with other children and begged the Lord day and night prevent him from being tortured. One day,...

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