Spirituality

Watchfulness

  In Orthodoxy, one of the practices we strive for is something called nepsis which is Greek for “watchfulness.” It is based on Christ’s words to the disciples in the Garden of Gethsemene the night of his passion: “Watch and pray, lest you fall into temptation” (Matthew 26:41).  It is also repeatedly mentioned in other […]

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Repentance

Parables: Encountering the Heart

Whenever we hear one of the parables of Christ, we are invited to take a moment and reflect on what is being said so that we may understand its intended meaning. Parables can appear very simple in terms of the elements or characters they contain. And it’s possible to understand them at a superficial level […]

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Spirituality

Obedience to Christ and His Church

Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States, once said: Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination […]

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