HOW SHOULD THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN APPROACH HOLY AND GREAT WEEK?

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. HOW SHOULD THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN APPROACH THE HOLY AND GREAT WEEK? We prepare for the Lord’s Passion and death. We anticipate our Messiah’s entrance to the Holy City of Jerusalem riding upon an ass. HeContinue reading “HOW SHOULD THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN APPROACH HOLY AND GREAT WEEK?”

OUR CURRENT EPOCH IS ONE OF LYING, DECEPTION, AND HYPOCRISY

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. THE EPOCH OF LYING, DECEPTION, AND HYPOCRISY. "Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ DO NOT BELIEVE IT. For false Christs and false prophets WILL RISE and show greatContinue reading “OUR CURRENT EPOCH IS ONE OF LYING, DECEPTION, AND HYPOCRISY”

HOLY MOTHER MARY, PRAY FOR US {Part III)

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. (Part III) The life and spiritual struggles of Saint Mary of Egypt. Saint Mary of Egypt is one of the Most Excellent Example of REPENTANCE in our Holy Orthodox Church. Father Zosimas said: "Do notContinue reading “HOLY MOTHER MARY, PRAY FOR US {Part III)”

“BLESSED IS THE LORD MY GOD…MY PROTECTO IN WHOM I HOPE..” (Psalm 143]144]:2

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. "BLESSED IS THE LORD MY GOD, Who trains my hands for battle, My fingers for war; He is my mercy and my refuge, My helper and my deliverer, MY PROTECTOR IN WHOM I HOPE…" (PsalmContinue reading ““BLESSED IS THE LORD MY GOD…MY PROTECTO IN WHOM I HOPE..” (Psalm 143]144]:2″

GOD’S EVER-PRESENCE (OMNIPRESENCE) IN THE WORLD HE CREATED

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. GOD’S EVER PRESENCE (OMNIPRESENCE) IN THE WORLD HE CREATED "Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I makeContinue reading “GOD’S EVER-PRESENCE (OMNIPRESENCE) IN THE WORLD HE CREATED”

ORTHODOX SANCTIFICATION OF PEOPLE, ANIMALS AND OBJECTS

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. ORTHODOX SANCTIFICATION OF PEOPLE, ANIMALS, AND OBJECTS In our Holy Orthodox Christian Tradition, there are blessings and prayers performed by the priest for just about everything living and even objects (i.e. homes, cars, icons, etc).Continue reading “ORTHODOX SANCTIFICATION OF PEOPLE, ANIMALS AND OBJECTS”

“UNLESS ONE IS BORN AGAIN…” (Saint John 3:5).

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. "UNLESS ONE IS BORN AGAIN, HE CANNOT ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN" (Saint John 3:5). "Nicodemus came to the Savior during the night and spoke with Him, and He said, "Unless one is born again,Continue reading ““UNLESS ONE IS BORN AGAIN…” (Saint John 3:5).”

THE LADDER OF DIVINE ASCENT (Part III)

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. THE LADDER OF DIVINE ASCENT (Part III) Author: Saint John Climacus QUOTATIONS FROM THE 30 SPIRITUAL STEPS: Step 21. On Unmanly Fears If you pursue virtue in a monastery or in gatherings of holy men,Continue reading “THE LADDER OF DIVINE ASCENT (Part III)”