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Catechesis Christian Living Church History Prayer Spirituality Theology

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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Book Notes Christian Living Marriage and Family

The Christian Adult

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

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Christian Living Scripture

The Psalter

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

– St. John Chrysostom

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Christian Living Spirituality

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.”

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Catechesis Christian Living Prayer

A Prayer Rule

“…the most important thing is standing before God with the mind in the heart with devotion and heartfelt prostration to Him.”

– St. Theophan the Recluse

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American Orthodox Christian Living

Orthodox Attitude towards non-Orthodox Christians

“If God wishes to grant salvation to some who are
Christians in the best way they know, but without
ever knowing the Orthodox Church—
that is up to Him, not us…”

– Fr Seraphim Rose

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Book Notes Christian Living Marriage and Family

Let the Little Children Come Unto Me

“‘Let the little children come unto Me’
are the words of the Lord from Luke 18:16.
This is exactly the duty of Christian parents.”

-Bishop IRENAIUS

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Christian Living Prayer

Prayer before Using the Internet

“…and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the Evil One”

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Book Notes Christian Living Marriage and Family

Laying the Foundations

“The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord”
-Proverbs 1:7

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Book Notes Christian Living Marriage and Family

The Poison of Envy

“For the envious man, the good fortune
of another is un-endurable…”

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Book Notes Christian Living Marriage and Family

The Root of All Evil

Greed is… “the man whose soul is devoted
to accumulating money and property and remains hard-hearted and untouched by the needs of others.”

– Bishop IRENAIUS

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American Orthodox Christian Living Theology

Fr. Thomas Hopko

“Thank you Fr. Thomas for your love, patience and concern for all Christians, for your many years of preaching and teaching the Truth and for your lifelong service to the Church.
Pray for us!”