Tag Archives: Repentance


Metropolitan Athanasios The Orthodox Church ascribes enormous significance to time as the instrument of our salvation. Therefore the Church continually prays: “To live the time of our lives in peace, and repose in repentance, let us ask of the Lord.” … Continue reading

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Flight from reality

If truth is solely simply the product of the human brain, then subjectivity is the only reality.  Each person’s life is isolated.  We have even abandoned the slightest chance of what traditionally is known as friendship and communion.  The only … Continue reading

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Why We Should Blame Ourselves

Saint Dorotheos gives us a most difficult teaching. He says, “The root cause of every disturbance, if we examine it carefully, is from not blaming ourselves…. Whatever happens to us, whether it be damage, or dishonor or any other affliction, … Continue reading

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The kingdom of satan at the threshold of fiery gehenna

Holy Scripture predicts that before the end of the world there will be an extraordinary increase of the activity of fallen spirits. In these times many people, having lost faith, will begin to be attracted to the occult and to … Continue reading

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A Hard Promise to Keep


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Call and Cry out-don’t say let’s pray about it

This is a real story about a priest and it happened to him in his youth before he was ordained as a priest.  In his early youth, he was addicted to smoking.  He was smoking in an unbelievable way that … Continue reading

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“Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.” “The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all” “Own only what you can always carry with you: … Continue reading

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To cover or expose our nakedness

The feeling of spiritual nakedness is the most critical moment in our lives, because at this point one of two things will happen: either we will get up and get dressed or we’ll remain naked.  In other words, we’ll either … Continue reading

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Counting ourselves as nothing

Bear in mind the Lord’s words; when you shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, we are unprofitable servants, we have done that which was our duty to do. (Luke 17:10)  This leads us to the … Continue reading

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