“Thank God for everything that happens”

“Thank God for everything that happens”

Elder Aimilianos Simonopetritis † Above all pray without ceasing and thank God for everything that happens to you (Rule of Anthony the Great) Anthony the Great is a realist. His rules or canons aren’t some formula he’s found and thrown to us. Each of them has something unique concerning the...

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Fasting: Same Rules for Everyone (Desert and Big City)

Fasting: Same Rules for Everyone (Desert and Big City)

One of the more curious features of living in Greece is that, if you go to a football match on the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, one of the messages relayed to the crowd at half-time is always: “The Triodion is open! Bring your family and friends to...

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The Children’s Word: Knowing the Rules

The Children’s Word: Knowing the Rules

Knowing the rules Have you ever played a game with somebody who didn’t know the rules? You might just laugh when you play a game with a really little kid. But have you ever played a game with somebody who knows the rules…but doesn’t follow them? Maybe he cheats or...

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Making a Rule to Forgive

Making a Rule to Forgive

If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. (Matthew 18:15)   Good morning Prayer Team! Where there are rules, there is freedom. There is a rule/law/commandment which says that people can’t steal stuff that doesn’t belong to them. Without this rule,...

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