Abba Dorotheos – Instruction 2 On Humility (part 2)

Abba Dorotheos – Instruction 2 On Humility (part 2)

Abba Dorotheos   There are two forms of humility, just as there are two kinds of pride. The first form of pride is when you destroy another person, when you revile them as if they were mere nothings and think yourself vastly superior to them. If you fall into this...

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Abba Dorotheos – Instruction 2 On Humility

Abba Dorotheos – Instruction 2 On Humility

Abba Dorotheos   One of the Elders said: ‘Above all, we need humility, to be ready to say “Forgive me” whatever is said to us. Because through humility, everything from the enemy and hinderer is destroyed’ . Let us see power of the elder’s words. Why does he say that...

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Saint Haralambos, a Model of Humility

Saint Haralambos, a Model of Humility

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   As of today, we enter the period of the Triodio, a time of more intense prayer, during which the Church, through its Scriptural readings and devout hymns strengthens us for our spiritual struggles and for the acquisition of the virtues of humility, obedience, love and...

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Lessons in humility

Lessons in humility

Joseph the Hesychast   When the heart is humbled, it’s overshadowed by Divine Grace, which brings contrition, tears, peace and love. When you yourself are humbled, everybody else will seem to you to be saints. But when you’re proud and puffed up, everybody seems bad to you. All of these...

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True Autonomy is Achieved through Humility

True Autonomy is Achieved through Humility

Christoforos Papadopoulos, Theologian   True autonomy is achieved through humility, in other words through the emptying of the self in order to make room for all others. The saints imitate the humility of Christ in His sacrifice on the Cross. The emptying of the self is the greatest Christian virtue....

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Faith and humility are the ‘being’ of the Church

Faith and humility are the ‘being’ of the Church

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   The same is true for the preeminent agents of heavenly paternity in the Church, that is the bishop, the priest and the spiritual father. God gave them and left in them in the world to be witnesses to His own eternal...

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The Gift of Being Ordinary – Part 1

The Gift of Being Ordinary – Part 1

In our quest to get to the heart of Christian life we need to become ordinary. Really? What does it mean to be ordinary? What is the sin of pride? In a conversation with Fr. Anthony Tandilyan, Dr. Kyriaki gives us profound insights in what it means to be ordinary...

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Fatherhood in the Church is fatherhood of ineffable humility

Fatherhood in the Church is fatherhood of ineffable humility

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   How does the Church present this fatherhood to people and how does it teach them about it in such a way that it once again projects the sanctity of a life which has not been destroyed by egotism, and also so...

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The iDisease

The iDisease

The iDisease The eyes help us see things other than our own selves.  Nevertheless, our obsession with ourselves blinds us and keeps us from reaching that which we seek. The path of Christ is starts with a counterintuitive relationship to the self-it’s not all about you.  He who would save his life will lose...

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How Not To Judge

How Not To Judge

In the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Jesus is describing the human condition of judgement. It is so easy to judge others in church and in our everyday lives. Listen and watch as Fr. Makiej explains how the Jesus prayer is the antidote to help us not...

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