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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

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Christian Living Documentary Spirituality

The Good Struggle

Life In A Secluded Orthodox Monastery
(Video)

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Saints

St. Innocent of Alaska

Bishop of Kamchatka, the Kurilian and Aleutian islands
Enlightener of America

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Prayer Spirituality

The Goal of Prayer Pt 2

“The first thing that must happen if a person is going to practice prayer in the Orthodox Tradition is they must be a member of the Church.”

– Fr Thomas Hopko

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Prayer Spirituality

The Goal of Prayer Pt 1

“The whole purpose of prayer is to know and to do God’s will. ”

– Fr Thomas Hopko

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Prayer Spirituality

To Whom Do We Pray? Pt 2

“The whole creation is created to pray and … the very heart of the creature … is its activity of prayer.”

– Fr Thomas Hopko

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Prayer Spirituality

To Whom Do We Pray? Pt 1

“In the Eastern Christian Tradition, we pray to God,
who is the real God, the true God.”

– Fr Thomas Hopko

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Christian Living

Prelest

“For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.”

– Galatians 6:3