in but not of

in but not of

We are not sanctified by ghe place in which we live, but by the way we live. + Saint Iakovos Precious Vessels of the Holy Spirit The Lives and Counsels of Contemporary Elders of Greece (page...

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with time

with time

  Baptizing language and redeeming the time. It is customary at Festal Liturgies for Orthodox Christians to greet one another with the words “happy feast” or “blessed feast.” Last Saturday after the Divine Liturgy commemorating Saint Katherine – who is the patron Saint of our parish, I said Chronia Polla (Happy Feast) to my friend Mary from Kalamata, Greece.  She replied to me “και του χρόνου”...

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but those who seek the Lord

but those who seek the Lord

  Saint – Katherine – bride of Christ and the Great Martyr of Alexandria is a most beloved Saint in the Orthodox Church.  She is a shining beautiful example of true beauty, wisdom and wealth – but not in the sense of the world’s standards. For in her life she was a woman of extraordinary wealth, and granted the very finest education of her time – having studied philosophy, rhetoric, medicine, languages,...

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thanksgiving is

thanksgiving is

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” – Henry David Thoreau Father Alexander Schmemann of blessed memory says that thanksgiving and joy are the essential elements of a life in Christ and Saint John of Kronstadt says that the soul involuntarily longs to praise God.  This blessed gift is already present within each us but requires tending and nurture. To give thanksgiving is to bless and also to...

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