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“Ah, Holy Jesus”

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“Adam Pined on Earth, and Wept Bitterly, and was Heartsick for God”

Adam, father of all mankind, in paradise knew the sweetness of the love of God; and so when for his sin he was driven forth from the garden of Eden, and was widowed of the love of God, he suffered … Continue reading

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“Man will never have full knowledge of the mystery of Christ if he, too, has not been through hell”

In a short talk such as this it is not possible to examine all the words of St. Silouan, which are offered as words of God for our generation. It is enough for us to hold on to one word … Continue reading

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Politics Won’t Save Us

by Fr Gregory Roy Jensen Much as we might wish it were otherwise, in the Church there are differences in the “political convictions among her episcopate, clergy and laity.” Such differences—and even sharp disagreements—are however legitimate. The only thing we … Continue reading

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How to Pray the Lenten Prayer of St Ephrem

O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power, and idle talk. But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to Thy servant. Yea, O Lord and King, … Continue reading

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The Noonday Demon

Acedia—raise your hand if you know how to pronounce this word correctly. If you don’t, click on the word. But what does it mean? The term derives from the Greek word akēdeia. The ancient ascetics used it to signify a specific spiritual … Continue reading

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