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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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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

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Calendar Christian Living Great Feasts The Theotokos

Entrance of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple

“…blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

– Gospel of Luke 11:28

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Church History Saints Spirituality

St. Paisius Velichkovsky

“Remember, O my soul, the terrible and frightful wonder: that your Creator for your sake became Man, and deigned to suffer for the sake of your salvation. His angels tremble, the Cherubim are terrified, the Seraphim are in fear, and all the heavenly powers ceaselessly give praise; and you, unfortunate soul, remain in laziness. At least from this time forth arise and do not put off, my beloved soul, holy repentance, contrition of heart and penance for your sins.”

– St. Paisius Velichovsky

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American Orthodox Christian Living Documentary Spirituality

From the Little Mountain

Reflections on Orthodox Christian Monasticism (Video)

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Prayer Spirituality

The Goal of Prayer Pt 3

“There is nothing you substitute for prayer in this Tradition.”

– Fr Thomas Hopko