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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

Beginning to Pray

“True Christian prayer is asking that God’s will be done.”

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Prayer Spirituality

Reading and Meditation

“Christian mediation always includes faith, grace, prayer and above all, love.”

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Calendar Christian Living Great Feasts

The Apostles’ Fast and Feast

“We commemorate each of the saints with hymns and appropriate songs of praise, how much more should we celebrate the memory of Peter and Paul, the supreme Leaders of the pre-eminent company of the Apostles?”

– St. Gregory Palamas

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Calendar Christian Living Great Feasts

Holy Pentecost

“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

– Acts of the Apostles 2:4

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Prayer Scripture Spirituality

Reading and Psalmody Pt 2

“The Scripture stories and particularly the Psalms, are the prayer of Jesus in His humiliation and
identification with each one of us.”

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Calendar Christian Living Great Feasts

The Ascension of Our Lord

“Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”

– Acts of the Apostles 1:11

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Prayer Spirituality

Reading and Psalmody Pt 1

“The psalms are the prayer book of the Church.”

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Prayer Spirituality

Liturgy and Prayer Pt 3

“Liturgy is not a prayer service.”

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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…”