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Prelest

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

– Galatians 6:3

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Dormition of the Theotokos

“We say that our dead have “fallen asleep” or “passed away.” What does this mean? This means that for the true Christian there is no death. Death was conquered by Christ on the cross.”

– Saint John of Kronstadt

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Preserving God’s Grace

“The fruit of a good upbringing is the preservation of the grace of holy baptism.”

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Understanding the Young Person

“The river of our life is interrupted by the turbulent period of youth.”

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The Years of Youth

“The chief aim of a Christian upbringing: That a man…might say within himself that he is a Christian.”

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Forming Attitudes

“A good attitude is not only formed by bodily discipline, but rather must be formed by positive action on all his powers: mind, will and heart.”

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The Developing Child

“Train the child (and ourselves!) to investigate what is considered essential for him but refrain from and avoid everything else.”

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Baptism: The Adult and the Child

“Baptism is the door leading to Christ.”

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The Sign of the Cross

“The sign of the Cross gives us great strength to repel and conquer evil and to do good, but we must remember to make the sign of the Cross correctly and without haste…”

– Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy

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The Christian Adult

“One can be counted a Christian and not be a Christian. This everyone knows.”

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The Psalter

“If we keep vigil in church,
David [i.e. Psalms] comes first, last and central.”

– St. John Chrysostom

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On Acquisition of the Holy Spirit

“If we understand the commandments of Christ and of the Apostles aright, our business as Christians consists not in increasing the number of our good deeds which are only the means of furthering the purpose of our Christian life, but in deriving from them the utmost profit, that is in acquiring the most abundant gifts of the Holy Spirit.”