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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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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

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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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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