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It is a time of much challenge to those that are Christians throughout this whole world.  We  must nourish our minds and souls with the words of our Lord and our Church Fathers.  For in this nourishment we will find strength, courage and wisdom. Let me share with you then, some words that I find nourishing to my mind from the sources that I thrive upon - The Holy Bible, books and sources on the saints and church fathers, and various other books and sources related to my Orthodox Faith.  I hope you will gain from these peaceful reflections as I do.   May God be with you.

 

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal have mercy on us.

 

A secret prayer lies hidden within the human heart.  The man himself does not know it, yet working mysteriously within his soul, it urges him to prayer according to each man's knowledge and power. 

~R.M. French  -   The Way of A Pilgrim

 

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It is a time of much challenge to those that are Christians throughout this whole world.  It is a time for us to remember that we must nourish our minds and souls with the words of our Lord and our Church Fathers.  For in this nourishment we will find strength and courage and wisdom. Let me share with you then, some words that I find nourishing to my mind from the sources that I thrive upon - The Holy Bible, books and sources on the saints and church fathers, and various other books and sources related to my Orthodox Faith.  I hope you will gain from them as I do.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal have mercy on us.

 

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“The grace of the Holy Spirit which is given mystically to every Christian when he is baptized acts and is manifested in proportion to our obedience to the commandments of the Lord. That is, if a Christian obeys the commandments of the Lord more, grace acts with him more, while if he obeys them less, grace acts within him less. Just as a spark, when covered in the ashes of fire becomes increasingly manifest as one removes the ashes, and the more fire wood you put the more the fire burns, so the grace that has been given to every Christian through Holy Baptism is hidden in the heart and covered up by the passions and sins, and the more a man acts in accordance with the commandments of Christ, the more he is cleansed of the passions and the more the fire of Divine grace lights in his heart, illumines and deifies him.”

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