Tomorrow, we will celebrate the Vespers of Holy Pentecost, with the wonderful “prayers on bended knee”. The following excerpt from Reflections of a Humble Heart (pp. 93-4) is an excellent preparation for this service.
Let us therefore make use of this great benefit, and seek for personal experience of this most needful Gift. For the Apostle says, in words I have already cited, `But we have not received the spirit of this world, but the Spirit which is of God, that we may know the things that are… Continue reading This Holy Spirit we must seek and must earn. St. Hilary of Poitiers
From http://www.orthodox.net/gleanings/holy_spirit.html Cleanse thy vessel, that thou mayest receive grace more abundantly. For though remission of sins is given equally to all, the communion of the Holy Ghost is bestowed in proportion to each man’s faith. If thou hast labored little, thou receivest little; but if thou hast wrought much, the reward is great.… Continue reading The Holy Spirit. Cleanse thy vessel. Spiritual Work. St Cyril, St Anthony the Great.
A house roof is held up by the foundations and the rest of the building, and the foundation and the rest of the building are laid to hold the roof – since both are necessary and useful – and neither is the roof built without the foundations and the rest of the house, nor… Continue reading Synergy and the Holy Spirit – St Symeon the New Theologion
Pentecost is almost upon us. I have posted many things about Pentecost this week, and actually have lots more. Maybe I will get to sending those things, but in the meantime, I want to post something form the Holy Fathers abut the Holy Spirit – a selection each day for a few/many days. These selection are… Continue reading The Holy Spirit – Gleanings from the Holy Fathers
LISTEN NOW O Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, Who art everywhere present and fillest all things, Treasury of good things and Giver of life: Come and dwell in us, and cleanse us of all impurity, and save our souls, O Good One. If the “LISTEN NOW” link does not work, copy this URL into… Continue reading Audio talk on: Prayers of the church, O Heavenly King
LISTEN NOW The Parable of the Ten Virgins is also appointed for Holy Equal to the Apostles Nina, Enlightener of Georgia. She is remembered Jan 14/27. This day fell on a Sunday in 2008. Matthew 25:1-13 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to… Continue reading 17th Saturday after Pentecost – Matthew 25:1-13 – Parable Of The Ten Virgins