Category Archives: Spirituality

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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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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