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Commentary on Clement of Rome: Chapters 8 and 13

As you can see, I am skipping around to passages that seem most pertinent to me, speaking to me.  Perhaps one day, I will return to Clement for a fuller commentary, but for now, you will see this skipping around to search for theological and perhaps additional spiritual answers. 3,879 more words

Clement Of Rome

55 Maxims of the Christian Life

  1. Be always with Christ and trust God in everything.
  2. Pray as you can, not as you think you must.
  3. Have a keepable rule of prayer done by discipline.
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St Vladimir's Seminary

Fr. Thomas Hopko: 55 Maxims of the Christian Life

As probably half of you reading this already know, Fr. Thomas Hopko fell asleep in the Lord this past Wednesday, March 18. Since we’re in the middle of Lent, it seemed like a good time to share this. 565 more words

Orthodox Stuff

Father Tom Taught Me...

Today the Church mourns the passing of a truly great man. Fr. Thomas Hopko fell asleep in the Lord this afternoon surrounded by his family and by the prayers of so many; those close to him, former students and colleagues, and also many who had only met him a few times or not at all but whose lives were affected by his life in one way or another. 931 more words

Living in Communion: An Interview with Father Thomas Hopko

Father Thomas, many people recognize there is a value in forgiving and being forgiven, but see it only on the human level, without a theological dimension. 4,459 more words

Fr. Thomas Hopko

Fr. Hopko: 10 Essential Conditions for Coming to Know God’s Truth and Finding Life

repost from American Orthodox Institute

By Fr. Thomas Hopko

1. The belief that the truth of things can be known, and the desire to know the truth and to do it, wherever it leads, is most essential. 496 more words


Love for Love's Sake

I was recently struck by a passage about an Abba Sisoes, who was a Christian monk and dweller of the Egyptian desert in the 4th century. 838 more words