Posts about Prayer

The Sounding

Slipping

One psalm tells me, “He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber” (Psalm 121:3). That’s good news. Why do…

Jul 07, 2014
The Sounding

The Present Moment

I sit in a room with seven babies who require intense attention, one of whom is my son. At times, this feels like a very long family car trip because there…

Jul 02, 2014
The Sounding

How to Live in the Jordan

In a house full of children, a mother has to wake up early to hear the silence. An hour before sunrise, an alarm set quiet wakes me from sleep. That’s…

Jun 23, 2014
The Sounding

Saint Porphyrios on Blackmailing God

Bargaining with God in prayer is such a common human behavior that it’s part of our culture. How many times have you seen a character in a movie,…

Jun 22, 2014
Orthodox News

Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Fullness of the Russian Orthodox Church

Dear brothers and sisters, I address now the entire Fullness of our Church, all the peoples of historical Rus. There can be nothing more important for…

Jun 19, 2014
The Sounding

Deliver Me From Idle Words

Tremendous power lies hidden in the smallness of a single word. Seemingly insignficant, a word holds within itself the power to encourage or to unleash…

Jun 19, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

Saint John of Damascus: Transfiguration and Prayer

On Turning to the Fathers, noted scholar Fr. John McGuckin discusses St. John of Damascus, a powerful apologist for Icons in the face of the Iconoclast…

Jun 15, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

Abba Anthony on the Three Wars

Abba Anthony, also known as Saint Anthony the Great, said, “Whoever sits in solitude and is quiet has escaped from three wars: the war of hearing,…

Jun 15, 2014
Orthodox News

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Join Pope Francis for Vatican Prayer Summit

NEW YORK – His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of over 300 million Orthodox Christian faithful worldwide, will join Pope…

Jun 06, 2014
The Sounding

Monastic Prayers and Sleep

From an NPR program: One particularly fascinating sleep fact that Randall reports is that the sleep rhythms of the human brain have fundamentally changed…

Jun 05, 2014
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