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“On Friday July 12, Dr. Edward Hartley died in a nursing home after a week-long decline, ending a long a fruitful life in Christ. I lost a friend and parishioner, and many people lost someone who was a great gift to them from God. Dr. Edward Hartley, with his wife Vivian, was the founder of […]
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Another Modern True Story      The bishop who told this story is still alive. It is genuine and has profound significance, because it speaks of the prayers of the living for the departed. God always hears these prayers, especially during the Divine Liturgy. In the diocese of this bishop whom we have mentioned, there was […]
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The Gate to the Monastery of Souroti. Beautiful mosaic with Christ, and St. John the Theologian and St. Arsenios of Cappadocia praying to Him Right now in Greece: https://www.facebook.com/groups/255292394833194/permalink/900024453693315?sfns=mo and: https://www.facebook.com/groups/255292394833194/permalink/902248383470922?sfns=mo My heart beats faster in Greece. Right now, I am there in spirit. Together with the Saint of my heart, Saint Paisios, my spiritual […]
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A Modern True Story “There once lived a most devout Priest. Even though he barely knew how to read and write, he was a Priest, a clergyman of strong faith, great virtue and of many spiritual struggles. He used to stand up-right for hours during the Proskomedia, despite the fact that the veins of his […]
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ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FAITH AND LIFE by Little City Hermit - 2w ago

A pilgrim once met a hermit. – “I want peace.” The hermit took a piece of stick and wrote on the ground: ‘I want peace’. -“Now, look how simple this is!” In one move, he crossed out ‘I’. “My child, you need to delete first the ‘I’. It is impossible for anyone who trusts in […]
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About four months have passed since my Elder’s last ‘words’ about my future and my life circumstances have completely changed. Indeed, problems do not merely call forth our courage and our wisdom; they create our courage and wisdom. (I have a long way to go …) How can my Elder (and God) swipe away, with […]
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The cycle of prayers assaulting Hades reaches a climax on the day of Pentecost. On the evening of that Sunday, the faithful gather for Vespers. During that service, they kneel for the first time since Pascha. And in that kneeling, the Church teaches them the boldness of prayer, the cry of human hearts for God’s […]
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The moment we accept death, true life can begin.  (Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra) * The secret to his freedom does not lie in the rejection of his suffering, but in his joyful acceptance of them. He will be truly free only when he lets go of wanting to be free of his sufferings, for all freedom […]
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That Easter (Paschal) Vigil Father Dionysios chanted “Christ is Risen!” only once. His next words were “My child, my child!” (1) The explosion of light which followed after at midnight the church went dark and the bells rang out to proclaim the resurrection was literally an explosion. When people started cheering and letting off firework crackers, one flare […]

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