Category Archives: Spirituality

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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Will the Spiritual Stars Disappear When Night Becomes Day?

Perhaps you saw the recent CNN report on the disappearance of darkness around the globe. For an increasing number of people, the night sky is no longer brilliantly visible. Artificial lighting has driven away the black. The stars are vanishing. … Continue reading

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Archimandrite Maximos Constas on the Spiritual Life

I enthusiastically commend to you this six-part series on the spiritual life by Fr Maximos (Constans). I read these talks last year and found them very helpful, and then listened to the audio recordings during our Canada train trip this … Continue reading

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“A person may say he hopes for the salvation of all, but if he does, when he does, he cannot also be holding to the certain damnation of some”

“And we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.” — Romans 5:2 St. Paul writes that we – that is, all believers, and all those who hope in the resurrection of Christ – “boast in our hope … Continue reading

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Abba Joseph and the Demon

I am 90% certain that this is not an authentic desert father story (though I would be delighted to be convinced otherwise), but it’s a lovely, poignant story and worthy of being shared.   With the Sign of the Cross, … Continue reading

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