Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Amen. So a couple of day’s back I bought a book called Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology by Andrew Louth. I have to admit it’s been overwhelming learning Eastern Orthodox traditions, beliefs and trying to understand the basics to what I thought I understood … Continue reading God Is A Mystery – I Want To Know Why?
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
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
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
I never imagined when I was a child I would be going through this again. Having this battle in my mind and heart. I had gone through this spiritual drought and crisis in my twenties. And here we are again in my late thirties experiencing it again. After losing our children six months later we … Continue reading Spiritual Drought In Christianity