Tag: Prayer

The Apostles Fast 2019

The Apostles’ Fast is quickly approaching (June 22nd to June 28th). Are you ready? You might be asking yourself, “Why do I need to prepare for the Apostles’ Fast? It’s a dinky fast- kind of in the middle of the year. I’m… Read More

Holy Martyr St. Phocas the gardener

Martyr Phocas the Gardener of Sinope Article reblogged from the OCA website. Commemorated on September 22 The Holy Martyr Phocas the Gardener came from the city of Sinope on the southern shore of the Black Sea. Having a small garden, he lived… Read More

Art, science & religion

I find it odd that so many people believe that you are either a scientist, an artist, or a Christian. It is easier, however, or people to believe a person would be an artist and a Christian before believing they are a… Read More

Virgin Mary undoer of knots

I belong to an oil painting forum. One of the other painters is recreating this painting for his wife who is a devote Roman Catholic to donate to a shrine. I looked up the prayer. Love it! Using it!

The Life of Elder Paisios of Mount Athos

New icons arrived

On the left is:Mother of God of the Three Joys. In this icon we see, Mary hold the Christ child. Joseph is on the left and St. John the baptist is on the right. The legend of the icon is as follows…. Read More

The Jesus prayer

One of the first things I went to work on acquiring when I began exploring Orthodoxy was the Jesus prayer as part of my prayer rule. “Lord Jesus Christ Son of God, have mercy on me the sinner.”. I researched it and… Read More

What’s your icon situation?

If you read one person’s opinion you’ll see that they place prayer above icons: ‘My grandmother had only one small set of icons and prayed to them everyday. Don’t become an icon junky.’ vs. ‘Put an icon of the Theotokos (Mother of… Read More

Morning prayer

O LORD, Master of my life, grant that I may not be infected with the spirit of slothfulness and inquisitiveness, with the spirit of ambition and vain talking. {Making a prostration} Grant instead to me, your servant, the spirit of purity and… Read More