Monthly Archives: August 2007

On Prayer

Prayer is more essential to us, more an integral part of ourselves, than the rhythm of our breathing or the beating of our heart. Without prayer there is no life. Prayer is our nature. As humans we are created for … Continue reading

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I Once Was Black but Now I’m … White?

When I’m in my car, I usually listen to National Public Radio. That’s quite a transformation for a man who once saw KISS, Willie Nelson, and Prince all in the same year – BUT … and I paraphrase … “Those … Continue reading

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The Cry of Saints in Old Age

Lord, this warfare in the body is a heavy burden and to have fought until now is enough. But if it is Thine order that I toil on still, mounting guard over the camp of Thy people, I do not … Continue reading

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British Orthodox Saints’ Day

1) Icon of All Saints of Great Britain and Ireland 2) The earliest extant image of the Theotokos in the British Isles (from the wooden coffin of St Cuthbert, dated to A.D. 698) The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox … Continue reading

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Orthodox Chapel / Hair Salon

The chapel is intended to be a part of the retreat’s rehabilitation program that already includes a hairdressing saloon [sic], a physiotherapist’s room, gymnastic trainers, a psychological relief room, and a gerontology department is to be started soon. Religion is … Continue reading

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