Monthly Archives: July 2006

ST EPHRAIM: Prayer to the Theotokos

O most holy Mother of God, O only Lady who art utterly pure in both soul and body, look upon me, abominable and unclean, who have blackened soul and body with the stains of my passionate and gluttonous life. Cleanse … Continue reading

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Mary, the Mother of God

As many prepare for the Dormition Fast, in honour of the Falling Asleep of the Mother of God, Seraphim writes on MARY. The Orthodox Church year begins on September 1st and contains 12 Great Feasts. The first Feast of the … Continue reading

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On Commenting, Etc.

The following originally appeared H E R E (complete with comments, 3/05). What if we were held accountable for posts & comments within a classroom? All posting members — bloggers & commentators — would be required to gather periodically within … Continue reading

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In Her Own Words

Remember the former Priestess who was leaving the Episcopal Church for Orthodoxy? Here’s an explanation … her own words. The Episcopal Church is so removed from the Church Fathers that the word “tradition” on revisionists’ lips causes me to shudder. … Continue reading

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CRTL: Converts, Reverts and Retreads

by Fr Chris MetropulosA convert to Orthodoxy was approached by a precious Orthodox lady at coffee hour. She commented that his last name on his name tag wasn’t common in the ethnicity of that parish. My friend told her that … Continue reading

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About that Ancient Irish Psalter …

Recent news reports of the ancient Psalter found in Ireland, especially those filtered through blogs, placed great weight on the book’s — prophetically, some believed — being “open to” Psalm 83 or to that Psalm’s pristine condition. Some became energized … Continue reading

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Ancient Syriac Prayers

Praised are you O Christ our Teacher, for you enrich with absolutely everything those who cleave to you. Lord, if someone gives his possessions to the state, then he receives in return great honour; how much more will you, Lord, … Continue reading

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