Lord Jesus Christ, Have mercy on me, a Sinner. Lord in your blessed energies Show me how to explain Your Word, your Son and Spirit, your ways and statutes. Allow me in humble understanding To talk and preach, to learn and To teach those I love and Work to save. To circumcise Their hearts and … Continue reading #232 – A prayer for clarity
Lord Jesus Christ, Have mercy on me, a Sinner. Twenty and eight years I have lived, Yet I daddle like a baby, Linger and leave things undone, And worse: I undo people. I take them apart, analyse And put them back together to Use that information for my gain, And to please my curiosity. Allow … Continue reading #231 – A prayer for resolution
Lord Jesus Christ, Have mercy on me, a Sinner. Father, show me a way To worship you with a pure heart. Allow me to thank you every day, And show reverence in modest display. Supply to me through your energies The discernment to see, hear And sense all that I should Do, and steel my … Continue reading #230 – A prayer for discernment
Lord Jesus Christ, Have mercy on me, a Sinner. For I am not like those Who persecuted, and condemned You to execution: 'For they do Not know what they do' (Luke 23:34). You asked the Father to forgive Them, But do I deserve forgiveness when I know What I do? I do, think And act … Continue reading #229 – A prayer for forgiveness
Hello dear reader, Over the last few days I have been thinking deeply about my life this year. Spending time in your house without needing to work (or at least having no work to do except cooking and showering) over the Christmas holiday with your family has a way of forcing you to re-orientate yourself … Continue reading What I learned in 2018.
Bishop Kallistos Wares goes into detail of the different core ways of viewing God and the manifestation of existence in the Eastern Orthodox faith, these are: God as Mystery, God as Trinity, God as Creator, God as Man, God as Spirit, God as Prayer and God as Eternity. Going through all of these sections will give you … Continue reading The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware, book review
Biblical study: The Orthodox Study Bible, New Testament and Psalms (St. Athanasius Academy, 1997). The Orthodox Study Bible (St. Athanasius Academy of Orthodox Theology, 2008). Prayer: The Jesus Prayer by Bishop Kallistos Ware (Catholic Truth Society, 2014). Prayer book (Holy Trinity Monastery, 2011). Daily Prayers for Orthodox Christians (www.john-that-theologian.com, 2012). Songs of Time and Season by Andrew Stephen Damick (2004). On the Invocation of the Name of Jesus by Lev … Continue reading Eastern Orthodox Christianity beginner’s reading list.