Cut off the passions before the soul becomes accustomed to them – 2

Cut off the passions before the soul becomes accustomed to them – 2

Abbas Dorotheos When I was in the coenobium, the Abbot, with the consent of the Elders, made me guest-master. I was, at the time, recovering from a serious illness. Strangers came and I stayed up with them; camel-drivers arrived and I looked after them. And there were lots of times...

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On How the Lord Prepares Us for Our Roles in Life

On How the Lord Prepares Us for Our Roles in Life

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris talks with Constantine M. Triantafilou, Executive Director and CEO of International Orthodox Christian Charities, about his leadership role with IOCC, a missionary outreach celebrating its 25th anniversary, and how the Lord prepared him for his role.  It’s an encouraging story for us all and reminds...

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What should I wear?

What should I wear?

Have you ever wondered what you were going to wear? Maybe you spent some time, looking through your drawers or in your closet. As you get older, maybe you will spend even longer thinking about it. Did you know that the average woman spends 16 minutes every morning deciding what...

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When Should I Pray?

When Should I Pray?

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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Cut off the passions before the soul becomes accustomed to them

Cut off the passions before the soul becomes accustomed to them

Abbas Dorotheos: That we should take care to cut off the passions quickly before the soul becomes accustomed to them. Dorothei Gaza, frescă Dionysiou, 1547 INPut your minds, brethren, to the way things are and see that you don’t neglect yourselves, because even a little inattention can lead us into...

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On Learning that it’s OK not to be Perfect

On Learning that it’s OK not to be Perfect

Listen Now.  Join us as we discuss parenting and the importance of recognizing that the imperfect times are where life happens, where we learn from our mistakes, find character and strength, and become our unique selves. Paula and Eleni will be back every other week in between your busy tune...

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There Is Always Hope

There Is Always Hope

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. A Special Message on the Topic of Suicide The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.  Psalm 51:17  Good morning Prayer Team!...

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What is the Kingdom of God?

What is the Kingdom of God?

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom     I should like to begin with a short reading from the book of Revelation, chapters 21 and 22: I heard a great voice from the throne saying, ‘Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be His...

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They can be passed on

They can be passed on

Saint John of Kronstadt   The passions are transmittable to our spiritual organism. Wickedness, for example. Even if it’s not expressed in words or deeds, it’s still hidden away in the heart and can just be discerned, maybe in the eyes and the face, and then it’s transmitted to the...

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Where Should I Pray?

Where Should I Pray?

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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