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55 Maxims of Christian Living (Fr Thomas Hopko)

Precious reminders for every day…

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Preventing the Growth of Sensuality

“Parents: shelter your children from this deadly
contagion by means of concern and strictness.”

-Bishop IRENAIUS

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A Canon for Strugglers

“Don’t let anyone ever take your books away from you.
But don’t mistake the reading of books for the real thing,
which is the living of Orthodoxy.”

-Fr Seraphim Rose

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Truthfulness

“People typically are offended when they are told a lie.”
-Bishop IRENAIUS

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The Law of God (Fr Seraphim Slobodskoy)

“Protopriest Seraphim Slobodskoy’s Law of God alone, for instance, is used by hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of children in Sunday schools, while teenagers use this book to prepare for seminary. Many believe that it is one of the finest simple overviews of the Orthodox faith written in modern times.”

– OrthodoxWiki

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Orthodox Dogmatic Theology (Fr Michael Pomazansky)

“Since its publication over [thirty-five] years ago, the English edition of Orthodox Dogmatic Theology has received a very positive response, and has become regarded as one of the best introductory books on Orthodox theology.”
– Editor’s Preface

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Teaching Your Children Obedience

“Obedience is in essence the submission
of one’s will to the will of another.”

-Bishop IRENAIUS

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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

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When Should Training Begin?

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

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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