Daily Devotion: Saturday, August 15

Daily Devotion: Saturday, August 15

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and his ears toward their cry. Psalm 34:14-15 Good morning, Prayer Team! Last weekend, I mentioned that on many Saturdays and Sundays, I’ll write reflections on the Liturgy.  I’m doing...

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Patriarch John X Stresses Unity, Peace, at St. Vladimir’s Convocation

Patriarch John X Stresses Unity, Peace, at St. Vladimir’s Convocation

View the Patriarchate’s Facebook photo album On Monday, July 27, 2015, the Board of Trustees and Faculty Council of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary bestowed a Doctor of Divinity degree honoris causa upon The Most Blessed John X (Yazigi), Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East . In his remarks...

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Preserving Inner Stillness and Peace

Preserving Inner Stillness and Peace

In this episode, Veronica describes her absence during Great Lent as a result of a severe bout of flu that resulted in hospitalizations. She discusses how she was sustained through this significant trial only through God’s sacramental graces and her husband’s support. She was recovered enough to make it to...

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Peace from Above

Peace from Above

Each Sunday, at the beginning of the Divine Liturgy, we pray for “peace from above, and the salvation of our souls.” But what exactly are we asking for? What is the peace we prayerfully ask to be granted? Many times we think may be tempted to think that our peace...

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Orthodox, Catholic Parishioners Pray for Peace

Orthodox, Catholic Parishioners Pray for Peace

CATHOLIC SAN FANCISCO — Orthodox, Catholic Parishioners Pray for Peace by Valerie Schmalz “Christians are being persecuted and killed in countries from Lebanon to Sudan,” Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Gerasimos told a gathering of Catholics and Greek Orthodox at a Belmont Catholic church Jan. 18. Members of neighboring parishes, Greek Orthodox Church of...

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Trust Leads to Peace

Trust Leads to Peace

In the Parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12.16-21) we witness the result of a life void of peace. Rather than trusting that God would provide for his family, the rich farmer panicked, tore down his already filled barns and was about to build new larger barns when God called...

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On Humility and the Humble Outlook – 2

On Humility and the Humble Outlook – 2

By Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi Read Part 1 here. Βlessed and favoured people who are humble are meek, calm, serene, attached to virtue, opposed to evil, untroubled by any circumstance or threat. They live in the bosom of the faith, like infants in the maternal embrace of grace. They never...

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Peace of Heart is Established Little by Little

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 and calm. Seeing your efforts and endeavours, God will send you His grace and will make your soul a city of peace. Then...

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Conversations with Abba Isaac: Violence in the Middle East

Conversations with Abba Isaac: Violence in the Middle East

In June of 2014, the city of Mosul fell to the militant Islamic group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). As most are aware, Mosul is but one of many cities that has fallen victim to demonic violence in recent months. Among the victims of...

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Ecumenical Patriarch’s Speech: Christian Love Can Solve World’s Problems

Ecumenical Patriarch’s Speech: Christian Love Can Solve World’s Problems

Greeting message to 21st Anniversary Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy General Assembly From His All Holiness The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Delivered by His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France Moscow, 26 June 2014 Dear Friends, On behalf of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, we congratulate you on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of...

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