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Prayer Spirituality

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

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Prayer Spirituality

The Goal of Prayer Pt 1

“The whole purpose of prayer is to know and to do God’s will. ”

– Fr Thomas Hopko

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Prayer Spirituality

To Whom Do We Pray? Pt 2

“The whole creation is created to pray and … the very heart of the creature … is its activity of prayer.”

– Fr Thomas Hopko

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Prayer Spirituality

To Whom Do We Pray? Pt 1

“In the Eastern Christian Tradition, we pray to God,
who is the real God, the true God.”

– Fr Thomas Hopko

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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 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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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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American Orthodox Catechesis Christian Living Church History Prayer Saints Scripture Theology

Blessed Father Seraphim Rose

“Orthodoxy is not so much a matter of the head,
it’s something living and it’s of the heart…”

– Blessed Fr. Seraphim Rose

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American Orthodox Catechesis Christian Living Marriage and Family Prayer Scripture Theology

55 Maxims of Christian Living (Fr Thomas Hopko)

Precious reminders for every day…

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Book Notes Catechesis Christian Living Church History Prayer Scripture Spirituality

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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Catechesis Christian Living Church History Prayer Scripture Theology

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