It rages inside us

It rages inside us

Saint John of Kronstadt   All the passions are fire in the soul, a huge fire that rages within us. We have to extinguish them with the water of love, which is so powerful it can put out any internal fire of wickedness and the passions. But woe to us,...

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Good training

Good training

Saint Nectarios of Pentapolis   Forbearance is a virtue of a generous and noble soul. It’s founded on love for your neighbor. It’s magnanimity, high-mindedness and is a friend of meekness. Forbearance is testimony to a soul well trained and expresses itself as sympathy, philanthropy, modesty and justice. Source: pemptousia.com

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Our Governor

Our Governor

Saint Symeon the New Theologian   A soul governed by God should have the following properties: straightforwardness, meekness, truth, humility, goodness, righteousness and great piety. It should also have forbearance, charity, sympathy, unfeigned love, clemency, endurance and patience. If you don’t have these things, you aren’t being governed by God....

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LIVE Lecture on Woundedness and Transformation

LIVE Lecture on Woundedness and Transformation

Encountering Christ as the Wounded Healer Join the conversation LIVE at 7:45pm EST on Orthodox Christian Network Facebook.  Wednesday, April 3, 2019 ~7:45 pm EST, after Pre-sanctified Liturgy service. You can view and download slides HERE. The recorded live lecture video will follow. Sponsored by St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bethesda, MD.  ...

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Open the Windows of the Soul

Open the Windows of the Soul

Archimandrite Varnavas Lambropoulos   This year, the Sunday after Theophany coincides with the handing-back of the feast. ‘The Saviour has appeared, Grace and Truth’. The Saviour has appeared, about Whom the prophets spoke in preparation for His coming. The greatest of the prophets, the Honourable Forerunner, who was granted the...

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Avarice, the Grave Sickness of the Soul

Avarice, the Grave Sickness of the Soul

Fotis Kondoglou   ‘Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near’ (Lk. 12, 33) ‘Avarice is the root of all evils’ (I Tim. 6, 10) Of all the sicknesses that befall the human soul, the most...

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The Good of Our Soul

The Good of Our Soul

Saint Isaac the Syrian   It takes a great struggle, because the passions are very powerful. But by God’s grace those who are courageous and fight with all their strength will be victorious. Bodily effort and study of the holy Scriptures preserve the purity of the mind. And then it...

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On the need to cut off the passions quickly before the soul becomes used to them

On the need to cut off the passions quickly before the soul becomes used to them

Abba Dorotheos Set your minds, brethren, to the examination of your affairs and don’t neglect yourselves, because even a little neglect can lead us into great danger. I lately paid a visit to a monk and found him recovering from an illness. As we were talking I learned that he’d...

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LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory – What happens to the Soul After Death

LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory – What happens to the Soul After Death

Every other week Fr. Gregory goes LIVE on OCN Facebook and has a worldwide audience of questions and answers with viewers and supporters like you. ABOUT FR. GREGORY JOYCE Fr. Gregory Joyce is the Rector of St. Vladimir’s Church, part of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. Fr. Gregory served...

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Your Soul is the Most Valuable Thing You Have

Your Soul is the Most Valuable Thing You Have

Jesus said, “For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his (soul)?  For what can a man give in return for his (soul)?”  Mark 8: 36-37  (Gospel of the Third Sunday of Lent-Sunday of the Holy Cross)   Good morning Prayer Team! Every time...

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