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Prayer Spirituality

A Rule of Prayer

“Regarding your private prayer rule, you must know that the rule exists for you. You do not exist for the rule, but live for the Lord. You must have the freedom of discernment”.

– St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

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The Lord’s Prayer

The Prayer of Prayers

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Trisagion Prayers

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of His glory.”

– Isaiah 6:3

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Beginning to Pray

“True Christian prayer is asking that God’s will be done.”

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Reading and Meditation

“Christian mediation always includes faith, grace, prayer and above all, love.”

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Prayer Scripture Spirituality

Reading and Psalmody Pt 2

“The Scripture stories and particularly the Psalms, are the prayer of Jesus in His humiliation and
identification with each one of us.”

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Prayer Spirituality

Reading and Psalmody Pt 1

“The psalms are the prayer book of the Church.”

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Prayer Spirituality

Liturgy and Prayer Pt 3

“Liturgy is not a prayer service.”

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Prayer Spirituality

Liturgy and Prayer Pt 2

“Liturgy is not a prayer service.”

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Prayer Spirituality

Liturgy and Prayer Pt 1

“Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.”

– Matthew 6:1

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The Goal of Prayer Pt 3

“There is nothing you substitute for prayer in this Tradition.”

– Fr Thomas Hopko

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The Goal of Prayer Pt 2

“The first thing that must happen if a person is going to practice prayer in the Orthodox Tradition is they must be a member of the Church.”

– Fr Thomas Hopko