Posts about Prayer

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
The Sounding

Saint Silouan the Athonite and His Relevance Today, Part 7

Saint Silouan offers another very practical point of advice that is most relevant for those of us struggling in contemporary society. As regards his entire…

Nov 06, 2014
Pemptousia Partnership

Prayer Presupposes Faith

By Elder Moses the Athonite Prayer presupposes faith. People who don’t pray are without help, uncertain, blind and alone. They’re earthbound, not knowing…

Nov 04, 2014
Pemptousia Partnership

Peace of Heart is Established Little by Little

By Saint Nicodemus Haghiorite Your constant care should be not to let your heart become agitated or troubled, but to use every effort to keep it peaceful…

Nov 04, 2014

IT’S TIME TO SPEAK OUT!

Across the world, Christians are suffering for their faith. Attacked by ISIS and harangued by extremism, Christianity is in danger of being eradicated in the lands of its birth. Yet very few people in the West seem to care — or even know!

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— Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, OCN Executive Director

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