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The beauty of Orthodox Spirituality – Theosis


I do believe that the concept of theosis, or whatever word we want to use to describe what it stands for, is part of the foundation of all Orthodox spirituality and it belongs to all those, whatever the Orthodox community to which they belong, as part of a common inheritance. 1,125 more words

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Our Relationship with Christ

by Fr. Matthew the Poor

He who was able to reveal this relationship with Christ is St. Paul who says:

“For surely you have already heard of the commission of God’s grace that was given me for you, and how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I wrote above in a few words, a reading of which will enable you to perceive my understanding of the mystery of Christ” (Eph. 2,622 more words

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Mourning into Dancing: Wild Goose Festival

I want to tell you about the little blonde girls wearing summer dresses, dancing barefoot in the shiny mud. I want to tell you about the weeping African-American woman clutching my hand, chanting “I am, I am” to the Sabbath sky. 206 more words

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IV. To know

A doctor must first seek to enter the heart of his patient.

Why is saying, "I Love You" to God So Hard?

We know that Jesus teaches us to love God with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength (Matthew 22:37; Luke 10:27). But why is this kind of love so difficult for us to trust?  724 more words

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The Spiritual Life

Finally, a meme that spells out exactly how I view my personal spirituality.

Love the sparkles. May we have many sparkles, “tons of them,” in our lives every single day. 8 more words


The Spiritual Practice of Remembering

We need reminders. Our to-do-lists and calendars give us proof enough. We search for car keys. We use someone else’s phone to call ours. Then we listen through the house hoping it will reveal its location. 901 more words

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