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The Orthodox Church in America and its Future

“…the greatest struggle of America these days is the struggle for the priority and superiority of spiritual and moral values over techniques and technological lordship: in other words, for predominance of the spiritual over the material, of
goodness over cleverness.”

– St. Nikolai Velimirovich

Book Notes Christian Living Marriage and Family

When Should Training Begin?

“Do you have children? Instruct them,
and make them obedient from their youth.”
-Wisdom of Sirach 7:23

Church History Saints Scripture The Theotokos Theology


“Rejoice of Virgin Theotokos! Mary full of grace, the Lord is with Thee, blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, for Thou hast borne the Savior of our souls!”

American Orthodox Christian Living

a blog for Orthodox Christian strugglers

“Humility and Love, there you have it.
This is everything.”

– St. Paisios the Athonite


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Archbishop Averky

“The ascetic is one who forces himself to do everything that is conducive to growth and development in the spiritual life and does nothing that would prevent this.”

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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