Christian Practice

Publications: 37

The Gift of Tears<span class='secondary-title'>A Path to Conversion and Enlightenment</span>
Christian Practice

The Gift of TearsA Path to Conversion and Enlightenment

by Matt Kappadakunnel In my last article in Public Orthodoxy, I shared a reflection on the Jesus Prayer.  An important facet of the prayer—one that I often overlook or speed past—is acknowledging in humility and truth before God that I am a sinner. We are often afraid to acknowledge our fallen areas and our need…

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The Jesus Prayer and the Way of <i>This</i> Pilgrim
Christian Practice

The Jesus Prayer and the Way of This Pilgrim

by Matt Kappadakunnel | Русский As an Eastern Catholic, I find tremendous solidarity with Orthodox Christians. One of these areas of commonality is our love for the Jesus Prayer. I discovered the Jesus Prayer in an unlikely place and from an unlikely source. In 2010, during my first year of the Jesuit Novitiate, I borrowed…

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Two Kinds of Risk in the Church
Christian Practice, Theology

Two Kinds of Risk in the Church

by Fr. Richard René | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски By now, it would almost be commonplace to observe that the COVID pandemic has created (or perhaps, rather, it has apocalyptically exposed) a cultural rift within the contemporary Orthodox Christian community. As a pastor, I have experienced this division…

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What Palamas Can Teach Us About Trolls
Christian Practice

What Palamas Can Teach Us About Trolls

by Matt Kappadakunnel | български |  ქართული | Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски Internet trolling has, unfortunately, become commonplace even in Christian circles. While at times these trolls are known individuals who get a rise out of provoking anger and controversy, the present trend includes anonymous social media accounts using profile photos of holy images,…

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Night Vigil for Insomniacs<span class='secondary-title'>An Ancient Christian Practice and an Aid during Sleeplessness</span>
Christian Practice

Night Vigil for InsomniacsAn Ancient Christian Practice and an Aid during Sleeplessness

The stress of 2020 through the present has caused many, including myself, to lose sleep. I cannot count the number of nights I have laid awake for more than an hour, and I often don’t fall back asleep until minutes before my alarm is set to go off. One sleepless night, I remembered a spiritual…

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