About Orthodox Prayer

“The Lord Himself will teach us to pray. We won’t learn prayer on our own nor will anyone else teach us.  Let’s not say, ‘I have made such-and-such a number of prostrations, so I have obtained the divine grace,’ but rather let us entreat the pure light of divine knowledge to shine from within and open our spiritual eyes so we may understand His divine message.

In this way, without ever realizing it, we will love God without struggle or exertion. What is difficult for man is easy for God. We will love God suddenly as grace will take over us. If we love Christ deeply, the prayer will flow on its own. Christ will always be on our mind and in our heart.”— St. Porphyrios, Wounded by Love ...   Read More

The Orthodox World-View by Father Seraphim Rose of Platina

Source: orthodoxinfo.com
This talk by a renowned American-born convert, a Russian Orthodox scholar, writer and a modern-day Orthodox theologian, hieromonk Seraphim (Rose) was published the whopping 36 “eons” (years) ago, but it is just as on point for us today as it was for him and his listeners then. He pays a lot of attention to challenges of child-rearing in the ‘me’-focused world, yet it stays ever so vividly instructive to the rest of us, the grown-ups, focused on finding our own paths to be with God in the shrinking normalcy of our lives.
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