Exile
Feb23

Exile

We’re meant to keep fresh in our minds the regret and nostalgia for a homeland from which our sins have made us exiles and refugees…

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You will have tribulation
Feb21

You will have tribulation

These two Christianities are mutually-exclusive.

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Arabic Psalmody
Dec29

Arabic Psalmody

O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endureth for ever. Alleluia!
O give thanks unto the God of gods; for His mercy endureth for ever. Alleluia!
O give thanks unto the Lord of lords; for His mercy endureth for ever. Alleluia!
To Him Who alone hath wrought great wonders; for His mercy endureth for ever. Alleluia!…

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Deaconesses
Dec03

Deaconesses

Notes on the order of deaconesses in the Eastern Church (3rd-12th century)

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That elusive Augustine quote
Oct26

That elusive Augustine quote

The Internet is a spawning ground for bogus quotes — often attributed vaguely to figures such as Lincoln, Plato, Lao-Tzu, or Augustine. One that I have seen often of late says: “God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but he has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.” — Augustine Often this sort of quote is floated in reverse text over a sunset or a landscape, because Facebook readers seem more likely to look at...

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Prayers in time of depression
Sep13

Prayers in time of depression

Orthodox Prayers for Deliverance from Depression, and Various Psychological Afflictions by Fr. Sabbas the Athonite Long Prayer O Greatly-merciful Master, Lord Jesus Christ, the Physician of our souls and bodies, come and heal me, Your worthless servant. I have distanced myself from You, I have wounded Your Goodness and Love. I have sinned against Heaven and before You. I have worked all iniquity. I am utterly bed-bound, barren of...

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