Saturday, April 23, 2016

April 2016 Edition of The Word Now Available

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The April 2016 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:
Happy Is the Man Who Lives Well with God and Fellow Manby His Grace Bishop John
Lest We Forget: The Legacy of Metropolitan Antony Bashir
by Fr. Antony Gabriel
Lest We Forget: The Legacy of Archpriest Paul Schneirla
by Fr. Antony Gabriel
The Mystery in Ephesians 3
by Rev. Fr. Steven C. Salaris
Trusting God in Times of Illness
by Nancy Korb
The Christian Trinity and the Islamic Oneness of God
by V. Rev. Fr. Elie Estephan
...and more!
Friday, April 1, 2016

Be ruthlessly realistic

"Saint Anthony said to Poemen, 'expect trials and temptations until your last breath.'" "I am convinced that not even the apostles, although filled with the Holy Spirit, were therefore completely free from anxiety. . . . Contrary to the stupid view expressed by some, the advent of grace does not mean the immediate deliverance from anxiety" (St. Makarios of Egypt, 5th century).
Monday, February 1, 2016

Pray simply, not stupidly

"Often when I have prayed I have asked for what I thought was good, and persisted in my petition, stupidly importuning the will of God, and not leaving it to Him to arrange things as He knows is best for me. But when I have obtained what I asked for, I have been very sorry that I did not ask for the will of God to be done; because the thing turned out not to be as I had thought" (Evagrios the Solitary, 4th century).
Abba Macarius said, "It is enough to say, 'Lord, as you will, and as you know, have mercy.' And if the conflict grows fiercer, say: 'Lord, help!'"
Friday, January 1, 2016

Let him take heart

"When someone is defeated after offering stiff resistance, he should not give up in despair. Let him take heart, encouraged by the words. . . .

God raises up all who are bowed down (Psalm 145:14). Do all in your power not to fall, for the strong athlete should not fall. But if you do fall, get up again at once and continue the contest. Even if you fall a thousand times. . . . rise up again each time" (St. John of Karpathos, date unknown).
Friday, November 6, 2015

St. Raphael of Brooklyn

First Saturday of November

Rejoice, O Father Raphael, adornment of the holy Church! Thou art champion of the True Faith,
seeker of the lost, consolation of the oppressed, father to orphans and friend of the poor, peacemaker and good shepherd, joy of all the Orthodox, son of Antioch, boast of America. Intercede with Christ God for us and for all who honor thee.

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