Monthly Archives: February 2007

JW Cries Ixnay on JC’s Bone Filled Tomb

One does get tired of the media going into a tizzy every time some idiot comes along with such manifestly baseless claims, and making pronouncements about how this could “rock the Christian faith.” It would probably help if more people … Continue reading

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FINAL: “The Hidden Man of the Heart”

For the past couple weeks I have been posting some of my notes from a clergy retreat led by Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou of the Patriarchal Stavropegic Monastery of St John the Baptist in Essex, England. Now, just in time for … Continue reading

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“The Hidden Man of the Heart” (Pt 7)

Building up the heart by the grace of repentanceRejoice in temptation: an opportunity to prove our fidelity to God. We do not choose our cross — but accept the Cross of Providence. Choosing a cross can lead to faint heartedness. … Continue reading

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CONFESSION: Time, Space & Age

I recently asked two knowledgable Archimandrites the same question: “Is there a set form or protocol for Confession? Perhaps some sort of ancient rules — a “confession typicon?” They both, independent of each other, said … “No.” Fr Zacharias, of … Continue reading

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“The Hidden Man of the Heart” (Pt 6)

Prayer as Infinite Creation Prayer = proof of being [created] in the image and likeness of God. Communication, Man with God, was broken in the Fall. The Son of God came in the flesh to re-establish, continue, the communication. Prayer … Continue reading

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On Decorating our Incorruptible House

On decorating our incorruptible house through the assumption of the virtues. Brethren and fathers, people in the world when they erect a luxurious house give themselves no rest at night and at the end of the day they toil and … Continue reading

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“The Hidden Man of the Heart” (Pt 5)

Building up the heart by vigilance and prayerVigilance = watchfulness of mind You should regulate your attitude toward God at the beginning of the day. Exercise self-restraint and patience during prayer = helps direct the intellect. Three types of prayer:1) … Continue reading

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