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American Orthodox Christian Living Saints

Orthodoxy of the Heart

“The true faith in Christ is in the heart, and it is fruitful, humble, patient, loving, merciful, compassionate, hungering and thirsting for righteousness; it withdraws from worldly lusts and clings to God alone, strives and seeks always for what is heavenly and eternal, struggles against every sin, and constantly seeks and begs help from God for this.”

– St. Tikhon of Zadonsk

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Calendar Christian Living Great Feasts The Theotokos

The Annunciation

“Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”

-Luke 1:28

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Christian Living Documentary Spirituality

Athos

Mount Athos Monk’s Republic Documentary (Video)

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Church History Saints Spirituality

St. Paisios of Mount Athos

“A good spiritual state lies hidden within the humble condition of self-disappointment…”

– St. Paisios of Mt. Athos

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Calendar Christian Living Great Feasts The Theotokos

The Meeting of the Lord in the Temple

“Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, according to Your word; for my eyes have seen Your salvation…”

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Prayer Spirituality

Liturgy and Prayer Pt 2

“Liturgy is not a prayer service.”

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Prayer Spirituality

Liturgy and Prayer Pt 1

“Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.”

– Matthew 6:1

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Church History Saints

St. Sava of Serbia

“The legacy of Saint Sava lives on in the Orthodox Church traditions of the Slavic nations…The Serbian Hilandar monastery on Mt. Athos lives by the Typikon of Saint Sava to this day.”

– Orthodox Church in America

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Church History Saints

St. Theophan the Recluse

“…the essence of prayer is the lifting
of the mind and heart to God”

– St. Theophan

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Calendar Christian Living Great Feasts

The Theophany of Christ

“And when Jesus was baptized, He went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on Him; and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

– Matthew 3:16-17

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American Orthodox Catechesis Christian Living Church History Scripture Spirituality

The Orthodox Faith

“The Orthodox Faith series is intended to provide basic, comprehensive information on the faith and life of the Orthodox Church.”

– oca.org

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Calendar Christian Living Great Feasts The Theotokos

The Nativity of Christ

“Christ is Born!”
“Glorify Him!”

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American Orthodox Church History Saints Spirituality

St. Herman of Alaska

“A true Christian is made by faith and love of Christ. Our sins do not in the least hinder our Christianity, according to the word of the Savior Himself. He said: I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance…”

– St. Herman of Alaska