What is Noetic Prayer of the Heart?

What is Noetic Prayer of the Heart?

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou †   The remembrance of God in a person reveals communion with God and is therefore like a prayer. The effort of constantly calling upon of the holy name of Christ using the prayer ‘Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on...

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The Orthodox Spiritual Life in the World

The Orthodox Spiritual Life in the World

Watch Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, talking about the orthodox spiritual life in the world, during his interview to Pemptousia. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America . It is...

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On the spiritual struggle

On the spiritual struggle

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou †   How can a faithful person be delivered from the old fallen person? We all feel that we carry the traces of the old person. Its main characteristic is love of self, that is the sick, egocentric ‘love’ of...

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The meaning of pain in our life

The meaning of pain in our life

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou †   Apart from the suffering that it causes, physical, mental or spiritual pain– which entered man’s life by divine sufferance – also has positive effects for man’s earthly life and development. It is easy to philosophise or theologise about...

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‘Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt’

‘Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt’

Metropolitan Nikolaos (Hatzinikolaou) of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki   It was February, 1988. Quite cold in Karyes . It’s at quite a high elevation and it’s damp which makes things more difficult. But the weather was dry that day. There was a bit of a breeze...

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Psychological Behavior – Spiritual Life and a Life in Christ

Psychological Behavior – Spiritual Life and a Life in Christ

Watch now  Prof. Ovidiu-Alexandru Bajenaru at the third part of his interview to Pemptousia, speaks on the effect of our psychological behavior in our spiritual life. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops...

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Variations in the Spiritual Life (Teachings from Athos)

Variations in the Spiritual Life (Teachings from Athos)

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   Even though we’re in the season of winter, we had a fine day yesterday, with lots of sunshine. We felt the weather had taken a turn for the better, and then today it changed again and we’ve got turbulence. We can’t get out to do...

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The Christian Faith as a Source of Spiritual Power

The Christian Faith as a Source of Spiritual Power

Mina Boulekou, Author-Poetress- Columnist   How can devout Christians preserve their faith when they’re being attacked and tested on a daily basis in these harsh times? Faith in our Triune God is what will sustain us in all the difficulties we encounter in our lives. No matter how uncertain and...

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The Unceasing Endeavour for Real Life

The Unceasing Endeavour for Real Life

Georgios N. Manolis, Theologian   The spiritual life, concerning which there has been much discussion, is simply what we do, in conjunction with God’s Grace, in order to achieve the aim of our existence, which is glorification. The spiritual life is a dynamic course of action. It begins with baptism,...

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Saint John Chrysostom: Condign Retribution and Reward!

Saint John Chrysostom: Condign Retribution and Reward!

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   Punishment and reward. Both of these are in the hands of God. But just as life on earth is no more than a shadow of that in heaven, by the same token, punishment and reward are merely a shadow of the real punishment and reward of...

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