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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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Church History Scripture

Historical Evolution of the New Testament

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness”

II Timothy 3:16

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Church History Scripture

Controversial Books of the Canon

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness”

II Timothy 3:16

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Church History Scripture

Canonicity of the Gospels

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness”

II Timothy 3:16

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Church History Scripture

The Bible of the Apostles

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness”

II Timothy 3:16

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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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Catechesis Church History Scripture Theology

Filioque (“and from the Son”)

…and in the Holy Spirit, who proceeds from the Father, who with the Father and Son together is worshiped and glorified…

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Church History Saints

St. Job of Pochaev

“You strengthened all people in Orthodoxy, Job, our venerable father; pray that our souls may be saved.”

– Troparion of St. Job

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Church History Saints

St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

“It is necessary that reading be assisted by a way of life:
‘Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only,
deceiving your own selves’ (James 1:22).”

– St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

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Church History Saints

St Tikhon of Zadonsk

“Do we forgive our neighbors their trespasses?
God also forgives us in His mercy.
Do we refuse to forgive? God, too, will refuse to forgive us.”

-St. Tikhon of Zadonsk

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American Orthodox Church History Saints

Orthodoxy in China

“Give rest, O Lord, to the souls of your servants — Priest Mitrophan and those with him — and make their memory to be eternal. Amen.”

-Orthodox.cn

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Church History Theology

Hieromartyr Daniel Sysoev

“The Blood of the Martyrs is the Seed of the Church.”