The Exorcism of the Lunatic Son
Why fast? Because this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting
What is faith like a mustard seed?
10th Sunday of Pentecost
4. Typical preparation for Holy Communion includes prayer at the evening service.
The principle here of “if you can do something, you must do it” surely applies here. …
3. Fasting is generally a part of preparation for Holy Communion.
Since the chief thing we must do to prepare for Holy Communion is try to live a Christian life, we should fast according to the typikon of the church (that is, according to the fasting rules for various days of the year), and according to our strength, and always under the guidance of our confessor.
Any confessor has many fasting rules for different people, depending on their spiritual maturity, physical health, zeal and strength of will.
In our day, there is much misunderstanding about fasting. Many people see our fasting tradition to be any or all of the following: …
10 things Preparation for Holy Communion. Parts 1,2
1. The most important “thing” about preparation for preparing for communion is that one must strive to be a Christian …
2. All “rules” for preparation for Holy Communion MUST be understood as “general rules”, under the guidance of a confessor. …
Exposition of todays’s epistle reading. The Apostle Paul tells us that we are laboourers together with God. What is the nature of this labor? How do we build upon the foundation that The Apostle mentions with precious materials?
We need many 4th watches in the night
Don’t be afraid of having feelings that are negative. Just don’t give in to them.
9th Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 14:22-34. Also in Audio
he Lord coming to the disciples in dark of night, after they had struggled for hours with dangerous wind and rain describes many times in our life. Although the disciples were without Christ in body during their struggle, they were not really alone, as He was praying and aware of their needs. So it is with us. When the Lord comes to us in the midst of our struggles, do we recognize him, or are we of “little faith”?.
Also available in audio and video.
To feel good, you must do good.
It is always about morality
with great pictures!
Children’s liturgy, Children’s sermon
Prayers in the mother tongue
Prayer and doing things prayerfully.
Many years to my penultimate (for 6 months!) granddaughter, Goody Goose, Lulu, Ludy Doo, Lucy!
The Holy Martyrs Lucy (Lucia) the Virgin, Rexius, Antoninus, Lucian, Isidore, Dion, Diodorus, Cutonius, Arnosus, Capicus and Satyrus: