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St. Symeon: "...by what other means can he ever obtain salvation? By no means!"

St. Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022) was absolutely insistent that every believer must receive a second baptism, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.  It is not to be confused with ritual Orthodox Chrismation. 101 more words

Eastern Orthodox Theology

The Greatest Adventure, Part 2

It’s the greatest adventure of the Christian life, dying to our flesh and drawing closer to Christ. It takes us looking honestly at ourselves in light of our model, Jesus, and acknowledging that we fall short of where we should be. 516 more words

Christian Living

24/7/365 Worship

Those who were musicians, heads of Levite families, stayed in the rooms of the temple and were exempt from other duties because they were responsible for the work day and night. 383 more words


Shavout: The giving of the Law; the giving of the Spirit

Tonight at sundown begins Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, Pentecost. It has worked its way into my heart over the past two years after I was in Israel to celebrate it in 2012. 250 more words


When Praying Becomes Dry

Padre Quadrupani addresses the common annoyance of dryness in prayer:

“If you experience great dryness in your meditations or other prayers, do not feel distressed and conclude that God has turned His Face away from you. 376 more words


An Advocate for Non-Orphans

John 14:15-21 

Last week Jesus anticipated going to his death, in order to prepare a place for us, for many people, and talks of coming back from his death, in resurrection, in order to be with them, in the Father’s house, to be the Way in which we live with the Father. 1,378 more words