Category Archives: Spirituality

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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Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer

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Fr Lazarus on Interior Silence

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The Power of the Name

by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware Prayer and Silence ‘When you pray,’ it has been wisely said by an Orthodox writer in Finland, ‘you yourself must be silent. … You yourself must be silent; let the prayer speak.’ To achieve silence: this … Continue reading

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Aging into Medicare

Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration. It was not a complete surprise. My mother developed the disease in her 80s, despite the tons of greens and carrots she ate during her lifetime. For those who are unacquainted with … Continue reading

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Prayer Book of the Early Christians

As readers of Eclectic Orthodoxy know, my wife and I offer the Office of Matins each day from the Holy Transfiguration Prayer Book. We like its structure, rhythm, and balance. It only provides one psalm, so we substitute others from … Continue reading

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Jesus Prayer

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