What does centered mean?

Monthly Archives: July 2012

Orthodox music

Created on July 29, 2012 by monasticum

A selection of Orthodox music on our website

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged Choir, Singing, Liturgy, Orthodox Music |

Orthodox Church and Divorce

Created on July 29th, 2012 by monasticum

I was recently asked whether and under what circumstances divorce is permitted in the Orthodox Church. I think you might be interested in the answer too. According to canon law, the Orthodox Church allows divorce in the following circumstances: 1. Adultery 2.… Continue reading →

Posted in Theology | Tagged Christianity, Church, Orthodoxy, Divorce |

Christ-centered

Created on July 29th, 2012 by monasticum

A Christian and the Christian Church are always and exclusively CHRIST CENTER. Not ego-centered, not wonder-centered, not a-doctrine-that-suits-me-centered, not success-centered, also not reason-soul-feeling-centered. But only CHRIST-CENTERED. Because He alone is the head, in Him alone is all abundance, He is… Continue reading →

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How should one behave in an Orthodox Church?

Created on July 29, 2012 by monasticum

Enter into the holy church with spiritual joy. Remember that the Savior himself promises to comfort you and help you: “Come to me, all of you who toil and have to bear heavy burdens. I will… Continue reading →

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The candle

Created on July 29, 2012 by monasticum

What does the candle mean that we light in the church or at home in front of our icon corner? 1. Worship with our having - we have to buy or make the candle. 2. The candle symbolizes our willingness to obey -… Continue reading →

Posted inTheology |

Faith and egocentrism

Created on July 29th, 2012 by monasticum

One of the greatest diseases of our age is distraction within and without. Its root is pride and the resulting egocentrism. Focused only on oneself and on one's own mood, man rebels against all common ground. Just his own… Continue reading →

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Free will

Created on July 29th, 2012 by monasticum

God gave man free will. Only free will can proclaim: “Your will be done” because it could just as easily say “Your will not be done”. We can say “yes” and we can say “no”. In the Christian life must… Continue reading →

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The first commandment

Created on July 29, 2012 by monasticum

The first and most important commandment is: “Love God, your Lord, with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your strength and with all your wealth”. The gospel tells us that the King has come and that His Kingdom is on the coming. … Continue reading →

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Thoughts on the body of Christ

Created on July 29, 2012 by monasticum

The body of Christ, the holy, catholic (in the sense of universal and not in the sense of "Roman"), apostolic and orthodox (in the sense of "orthodox" and not in the sense of, for example, "Russian Orthodox") Church is a "body “- a living connection of believers,… Continue reading →

Posted in Thoughts | Tagged ecumenism, Christianity, unity, church, orthodoxy, religion, theology |

We are never alone in the spiritual struggle

Created on July 29, 2012 by monasticum

“Humble yourselves now under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the right time, by throwing all your worries on Him! Because He cares for you. Be sober, watch! Your adversary, the devil, walks around like a… Continue reading →

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