Posts about Prayer

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
The Sounding

Handwork

In the beginning, God created out of nothing. And those created in His Image, He planted deeply within them the desire to create beauty out of His gifts….

Jun 03, 2014
The Sounding

War, PTSD, and the Devil

As many of you already know, I work at a VA Medical Center that is mainly a psychiatric facility. As a result, we see many people with PTSD. There are…

Feb 21, 2014
Orthodox News

Lord Have Mercy

Please join in praying for the people of Ukraine during this time of suffering. Psalm 143:1–12 1 Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy!…

Feb 20, 2014
Adult Study Classes

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 15

The Gospel of Matthew Matt 7:1-12: On Judging; God’s Answering of Prayer Opening thoughts and basis for discussion How easy is it for us to judge? Much…

Dec 22, 2013
Adult Study Classes

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 13

The Gospel of Matthew 6:9 – 15: The Lord’s Prayer Opening thoughts and basis for discussion This is a prayer, which Jesus taught His disciples to pray….

Dec 08, 2013
Adult Study Classes

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 12

The Gospel of Matthew 6:1-8 1. Piety: Elements as described by Christ Common theme- do everything for the glory of God and not to be seen by men Almsgiving-…

Dec 01, 2013