Great Lent: A Refining Crucible

Great Lent: A Refining Crucible

After a time of emotional and spiritual unrest, culminating in a conscious feeling during the Nativity season that my spiritual life needed attention, this Lenten journey heralded in a “new beginning” for me. The details of life are unique for each of us, but the goal for Christians is simple...

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Faith, Prayer, Fasting and the Ladder of Divine Ascent

Faith, Prayer, Fasting and the Ladder of Divine Ascent

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Fourth Sunday of Great Lent—St. John Climacus  And one of the crowd answered Jesus, “Teacher, I brought my son to You, for he has a dumb spirit; and wherever it seizes him,...

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4th Sunday in Lent

4th Sunday in Lent

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   After the middle of this period , then, the Church provides appropriate additional help in our ascetic efforts, which differ in accordance with the capacities of each one of us, by presenting the perfect figure of asceticism, Saint John of the Ladder, that great asceticwho really...

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