TV Dinners – Such Joy Such Pain

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Amen. Tonight we go to Presanctified Divine Liturgy this evening.  This is like a traditional Sunday service except that there is no consecration of the Eucharist but instead already has been sanctified. The Orthodox Church unlike many Western Churches practices a closed communion. … Continue reading TV Dinners – Such Joy Such Pain

All Sinners

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, grant me to see my own transgressions, and not to judge my brother, for blessed art … Continue reading All Sinners

To The Least Of These Come To The Gate

16 These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates: 17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, … Continue reading To The Least Of These Come To The Gate

Beginning Lent – Living Daily In Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Also known as the Jesus Prayer or Prayer of the Heart in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. The prayer is used as a meditative prayer to address the 1 Thessalonians 5:17. In many ways it’s a teaching tool to continually have the heart and … Continue reading Beginning Lent – Living Daily In Prayer