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The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts PRIEST: Blessed is the Kingdom of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, unto the ages of ages. READER: Amen. Come, let us worship God our King and bow down before Him. Come, let us worship Christ God our King and bow down [...]

By | May 28th, 2016|Feasts & Seasons, Prayers and Practice, Spirituality, Various Subjects|Comments Off on The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Saint Maximos the Confessor on The Lord’s Prayer

Saint Maximos the Confessor on The Lord's Prayer  St Maximos the ConfessorПреподобный Максим ИсповедникΜαξίμου του Ομολογητού  If the purpose of the divine counsel is the deification of our nature, and the aim of divine thoughts is to supply the prerequisites of our life, it follows that we should both know and carry into effect the [...]

By | October 7th, 2011|Belief & History, Christian Education, Liturgical, Prayers and Practice, Saints|Comments Off on Saint Maximos the Confessor on The Lord’s Prayer

AN ORTHODOX UNDERSTANDING OF ACTS OF MERCY

AN ORTHODOX UNDERSTANDING  OF ACTS OF MERCY Fr. Thomas Hopko Christ commanded his disciples to give alms. To "give alms" means literally "to do" or "to make merciful deeds" or "acts of mercy." According to the Scriptures the Lord is compassionate and merciful, longsuffering, full of mercy, faithful and true. He is the one who [...]

By | September 10th, 2011|Belief & History, Parish and Family Life, Prayers and Practice, Spirituality|Comments Off on AN ORTHODOX UNDERSTANDING OF ACTS OF MERCY

A Prayer For Children

A Prayer For ChildrenO All-plenteous Lord Jesus Christ, who wast once even Thyself a child and who used to love and bless children, have mercy upon the children of our time and save them--so that unbaptized children may be baptized, and so that baptized children may be strengthened in their faith in Thee, who art [...]

By | September 4th, 2011|Christian Education, Liturgical, Parish and Family Life, Prayers and Practice, Spirituality|Comments Off on A Prayer For Children

The Bible In The Liturgy

The Bible In The Liturgy   There Biblical references for everything that is said during the Divine Liturgy. Below is the text of the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom.  Under each line, you will see "Bible References:" along with the Book, Chapter and Verse(s).  While many have studied why we say and do the [...]

By | August 26th, 2011|Belief & History, Christian Education, Liturgical, Prayers and Practice, Scripture|Comments Off on The Bible In The Liturgy

God’s Yellow Pages

Click below   God s Yellow Pages        

By | August 19th, 2011|Belief & History, Christian Education, Prayers and Practice, Scripture|Comments Off on God’s Yellow Pages

How To Sep Up a Home Prayer Corner

How To Sep Up a Home Prayer Corner Parishioners often ask how one should set up a home chapel/prayer corner. We offer for your consideration the article bySerge Alexeev, and hope that in it our readers will find answers to the questions most frequently posed. The article has been abridged.   Where to place icons [...]

By | August 19th, 2011|Christian Education, Liturgical, Parish and Family Life, Prayers and Practice|Comments Off on How To Sep Up a Home Prayer Corner

Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer Fr. Peter Orfanakos "In peace let us pray to the Lord," the first petition of several litanies in the Divine Liturgies of St. John Chrysostom and St. Basil the Great, in essence tells us to leave our cares behind and to actually talk with God in prayer. Prayer is the spiritual food that [...]

By | August 19th, 2011|Liturgical, Parish and Family Life, Prayers and Practice, Spirituality|Comments Off on Daily Prayer

The Jesus Prayer

The Jesus Prayer  Fr. Lev Gillet Online book of "The Jesus Prayer". A classic treatise on the Jesus Prayer written by Fr. Lev.Gillet,also known through many of his writings as "A Monk of the Eastern Church". 1. THE SHAPE OF THE INVOCATION OF THE NAME ... And Jacob asked him and said: Tell me, I [...]

By | August 1st, 2011|Prayers and Practice, Scripture, Spirituality|Comments Off on The Jesus Prayer

St. Theophan the Recluse On Prayer

St. Theophan the Recluse On Prayer   From the Letters of Bishop Theophan the Recluse (Feast Day January 6th.) The Art and Science of Prayer (from Letter 15) You write that you prayed fervently and at once you were calmed, receiving an inner assurance that you would be released from oppression; and then, indeed, it [...]

By | July 14th, 2011|Belief & History, Christian Education, Prayers and Practice, Saints|Comments Off on St. Theophan the Recluse On Prayer