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Christ is risen and our hearts overflow with gratitude! — lessons from a monastery

CHRIST IS RISEN! This video is from our first Pascha in Greece (2008) at the Church of St. Anthony the Great in Thessaloniki. Fr. Theodore Zisis is the priest. This post is set to publish at midnight Newfoundland Time (at least it’s supposed to). Our little Holy Lady of Vladimir Mission, currently occupying a townhouse as a chapel […]

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Fr. Seraphim (Rose), “The Soul After Death” (1980) — Fallen Leaves

“The author of one of the new books on after-death experiences made a point of asking the opinion of various ‘sects’ on the state of the soul after death. Thus, he called a priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and was given a very general opinion of the existence of heaven and hell, but was […]

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Asceticism: For the Love of God — Fr. Ted’s Blog

“’Fasts and vigils, the study of Scripture, renouncing possessions and everything worldly are not in themselves perfection, as we have said; they are its tools. For perfection is not to be found in them; it is acquired through them. It is useless, therefore, to boast of our fasting, vigils, poverty, and reading of Scripture when […]

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Akathist to Saint Mary of Egypt and Saint Zosimos — Orthodox Christian Files

If reading alone, say first the following prayers: http://orthodoxfiles.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/order-for-reading-akathists-alone/ Kontakion 1 We glorify You, Heavenly Father, for You raise up sinners to sainthood in response to their repentance and from the boundless creativeness of Your compassionate and merciful ways. Whether we live in the depth of depravity or in the peace of prayer, You know […]

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