Category Archives: Spirituality

The Jesus Prayer for Daily Life

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Importuning the God of Resurrection

And he said to them, “Among you, what man would have a friend, and would come to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, Since a friend of mine has just visited me … Continue reading

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Sunday of Orthodoxy

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Acedia: The Noonday Demon

Acedia (pronounced ‘uh-see-dee-uh’ in English) is an important term in the lexicon of the Christian spiritual life. It derives from the Greek word akēdeia. The ancient ascetics used it to signify a specific spiritual condition that afflicts monks and indeed … Continue reading

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Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner

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Coronavirus Anxiety and the Practice of Meditation

We find ourselves in the midst of a global catastrophe. Some of you may already have lost family and friends to COVID-19, and some will tragically suffer such losses in the upcom­ing weeks and months. Many of you will become … Continue reading

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The Jesus Prayer for Beginners

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Daily Praying During the Coronavirus Crisis

It occurred to me this morning that some might benefit from hearing how my wife and I chant morning prayers (at least when our rule hasn’t fallen to the wayside). This video was taken some four years ago. It is … Continue reading

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