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Prayer: An Introduction to an Orthodox Christian Perspective

What is Prayer? Prayer, by reason of its nature, is the conversation and union of man with God, and by reason of its action, upholds the world and brings about reconciliation with God; it is a bridge over temptations, a wall against afflictions, a crushing of conflicts, food of the soul, enlightenment of the mind, an axe against despair, a ... Read More »

11th Sunday of Matthew – A Parable on Forgiveness

Matthew 18:23-35 Dearly beloved, it was Socrates who once said that: “False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil”. Yet I tell you that one of the greatest evils that confronts each and every person upon this planet, (which echoes this wise saying of Socrates); is when we falsely seek forgiveness and merely ... Read More »

7th Sunday of Matthew; Matt 9:27-35

“And when the demon had been cast out, the mute spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, ‘Never was anything like this seen in Israel.’  (Matt. 9:33) This Gospel refers to two miracles: the healing of two blind men, and a demon-possessed deaf and mute person, by Jesus Christ. Authority over life and death is in the hand of God alone ... Read More »