Putting yourself in the place of others

Putting yourself in the place of others

Saint Paisios the Athonite   Putting yourself in the place of other people is a great aid in acquiring internal kindness, because then love comes naturally, as do pain, humility, and gratitude to God through continuous hymns of praise and prayer of the heart for our neighbor. Then our prayer...

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True Autonomy is Achieved through Humility

True Autonomy is Achieved through Humility

Christoforos Papadopoulos, Theologian   True autonomy is achieved through humility, in other words through the emptying of the self in order to make room for all others. The saints imitate the humility of Christ in His sacrifice on the Cross. The emptying of the self is the greatest Christian virtue....

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The iDisease

The iDisease

The iDisease The eyes help us see things other than our own selves.  Nevertheless, our obsession with ourselves blinds us and keeps us from reaching that which we seek. The path of Christ is starts with a counterintuitive relationship to the self-it’s not all about you.  He who would save his life will lose...

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I’m Distracted by Others in Church

I’m Distracted by Others in Church

Many people have questions about our Orthodox Christian Faith. Many simply do not remember what they learned in Sunday School. Many are not comfortable asking their questions in public. But ALL of us can benefit from the questions of others. This week’s question is a follow-up to last week’s “Which...

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