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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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Prayer Spirituality

The Jesus Prayer

“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!”

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Church History Saints Spirituality

Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

“St. Isaac the Syrian says, ‘Preserve your inner peace at all costs and do not trade it for anything in this world.'”

– Elder Thaddeus

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Prayer Spirituality

Unceasing Prayer

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

– 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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Prayer Spirituality

Setting a Rule of Prayer

“…we have to wash dishes, work, parent, do chores – we need to consecrate all of these to the glory of God, including our rule of prayer.”

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Christian Living Marriage and Family Saints Spirituality

Cheap Love vs Priceless Love

“He who has real love
does not care whether
others appreciate his love.”

– Saint Paisios of Mount Athos

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Prayer Spirituality

A Rule of Prayer

“Regarding your private prayer rule, you must know that the rule exists for you. You do not exist for the rule, but live for the Lord. You must have the freedom of discernment”.

– St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

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Prayer Spirituality

The Lord’s Prayer

The Prayer of Prayers

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Calendar Christian Living Great Feasts

The Great Feasts

The Twelve Great Feasts of the Church

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Calendar Christian Living Great Feasts

The Elevation of the Cross

“…and by the virtue of Thy Cross
preserve Thy habitation.”

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Calendar Christian Living Great Feasts The Theotokos

The Nativity of the Theotokos

“Salvation is near!”

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Prayer Spirituality

Trisagion Prayers

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of His glory.”

– Isaiah 6:3

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Calendar Christian Living Great Feasts

The Transfiguration of Christ

“And He was transfigured before them, and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with Him.”

– Matthew 17:2-3