Posts about Prayer

The Sounding

When the Pray-er Becomes Prayer

Recently, I ran across a compelling quote from the pen of St. John Chrysostom, which I believe is very telling of the spiritual poverty people experience…

Jan 26, 2015
Orthodox News

Orthodox, Catholic Parishioners Pray for Peace

CATHOLIC SAN FANCISCO — Orthodox, Catholic Parishioners Pray for Peace by Valerie Schmalz “Christians are being persecuted and killed in countries…

Jan 22, 2015
Be Transfigured

Nobody is Turned Away from God

Do you sometimes feel that God won’t listen to your prayer? Do you sometimes feel that your sins are keeping you from coming to Church? Then this week’s…

Jan 20, 2015
The Sounding

On Having a Prayer Corner at Home

With the beginning of another civil new year, we often re-commit to our spiritual lives. This may include a desire for a fuller personal prayer life that…

Jan 12, 2015
The Sounding

Having Arisen from Sleep

Early in the morning the devout women of the community would rise before the rest of their households and, before beginning any of their daily chores,…

Jan 03, 2015
The Sounding

Conversations with Abba Isaac: Kung Fu and the Way of the Ant

As was the case with many young men who grew up during the 80’s and 90’s, I went through a period of deep fascination with Kung-Fu movies.  There…

Dec 08, 2014
The Sounding

A Thousand Years Are As One Day: Life on Mt. Athos

Long before 60 Minutes produced a documentary about life on Mt. Athos, some French filmmakers managed to obtain permission in the early 80s to take extensive…

Dec 07, 2014
Pemptousia Partnership

Klaus Kenneth: The Real Life and Meaningful Happiness, Part 2

In this part, author Klaus Kenneth stresses the value of concentration during prayer. He also states that by prayer, people enter into eternity and the…

Nov 28, 2014
Pemptousia Partnership

Humbleness is the key to keep the Grace

By Fr. Raphael Noica (of Essex) Fr. Raphael: Monasticism is like living something from the age that shall come, in which, as the Savior says: “They neither…

Nov 15, 2014
Come Receive the Light

In Love with Excess

As we enter the Christmas season, Dr. Randa Anderson, a member of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute in Chicago, talks with Fr. Chris about our…

Nov 13, 2014

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