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American Orthodox Christian Living Documentary Spirituality

From the Little Mountain

Reflections on Orthodox Christian Monasticism (Video)

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Prayer Spirituality

The Goal of Prayer Pt 3

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

– Fr Thomas Hopko

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Christian Living Documentary Spirituality

The Good Struggle

Life In A Secluded Orthodox Monastery
(Video)

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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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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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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