Tag: Gratitude

Entering the Temple with the Mother of God
Liturgical Life, Theology

Entering the Temple with the Mother of God

“Today Anna bequeaths joy to all instead of sorrow by bringing forth her fruit.Today with joy she brings to the Temple of the LordThe true Temple and pure Mother of God the Word.” (Troparion in Tone 4) As faithful Orthodox navigating a tumultuous world, what does the upcoming Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos…

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Venerating the Transfiguration Every Day
Liturgical Life, Theology

Venerating the Transfiguration Every Day

You were transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God,revealing Your glory to Your disciples as far as they could bear it. Let Your everlasting Light also shine upon us sinners.Through the prayers of the Theotokos,O Giver of Light, glory to You! (Troparion for Transfiguration—Tone 7) During my Seminary days, walking into Chapel meant walking by,…

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What Is Prayer?
Christian Practice, Theology

What Is Prayer?

“Heartful thanksgiving should have first place in our book of prayer. Next should be confession and genuine contrition of soul. After that should come our request to the universal King.” So writes St John Climacus, seventh-century abbot of Mount Sinai, in his classic work The Ladder of Divine Ascent. I do not think that he intended…

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Should Orthodox Christians Care about the Climate?
Environmental Ethics

Should Orthodox Christians Care about the Climate?

While the Orthodox Church has gained a reputation internationally as a “green” church, largely due to the environmental initiatives of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the reality is much more complicated on the ground. The science behind the human causes of climate change and its catastrophic consequences is settled, but the issue unfortunately remains a sharply divisive…

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New Testament Codex 1424 Returned to the Care of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
Church History, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

New Testament Codex 1424 Returned to the Care of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 was a momentous occasion for inter-Christian relations and for the history of the New Testament (NT). An important 9th century AD Greek NT codex that had been stolen in 1917 from the Monastery of Panagia Eikosiphoinissa near Drama, Greece was officially returned to the custody of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople…

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