Posts by Lea Povozhaev

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Holistic Faith

The term holistic means working with nature rather than against it. And faith is belief that calls one to act. When we cooperate with God, His mercy becomes…

Mar 13, 2017
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Ancient Christian Prayer, Beyond “Christian Yoga”: Part 2

Both yoga and prayer can be spiritual and physical disciplines, but prayer is more than what I can do with my body and in my mind. Prayer centers me in…

Nov 05, 2016
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Ancient Christian Prayer, Beyond “Christian Yoga”: Part I

Secular spirituality commonly recognizes that healing occurs through one’s body-mind-spirit. Today, many are spiritual, but asked if they are Christian…

Aug 09, 2016
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Unavoidable Illness and Death, Our Saving Road

“O Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance.” 1 My three year old was impressed with the paradox that God died. We attended Liturgy for the…

Jul 23, 2016
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Being Well in the Ancient Faith

“I come to You, O Christ, blind from birth in my spiritual eyes, and call to You in repentance: ‘You are the most radiant Light of those in darkness’.”…

Jun 25, 2016
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What is our faith but love for God?

My daughter sang. Her voice was sweeter than honey, and a woman next to me smiled. After a time, my daughter grew pensive and snuggled against me. “I…

Jun 04, 2016
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From: “Being Body and Spirit”

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for…

Jun 22, 2015
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From “Death and Illness, Our Saving Road”

The expression that a Christian is a vessel of the Holy Spirit makes it seem as though the body is passive, but the body might rather be seen as an activation…

Jun 16, 2015
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To Pray in Jesus’ Name

For all who seek the fullness of life in Christ, ancient Christian faith is deeply satisfying. Rather than justifying one’s self as she is, prayer…

Jun 08, 2015
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Precious in the Sight of the Lord

My eight-year-old son and his best friend debated whether God chooses “us” or we choose Him. My son was adamant with a simple yet meaningful point:…

Jun 01, 2015
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Re-Aligning the Wheels of Prayer: Body-to-Spirit

In “How Should I Pray,” it is suggested to begin praying by “focusing your consciousness in your heart and forcibly gathering there all powers of…

May 26, 2015
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The Future of the Ancient Faith

The future of the ancient Christian Church depends on three things. First, that people experience the mystery of a sacramental life in Christ—that they…

May 18, 2015