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Becoming Filled With Less

I had an incredible week starting my days with Molly @becomingfilledwithless reflecting on the morning prayer of Metropolitan Philaret. My prayer book calls it, “Morning Prayer of the Last Elders of Optina” and is slightly different version from hers. Molly gave me much to reflect on! These are some of my favorite parts, ones I… Continue reading Becoming Filled With Less

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Subtraction Leads to Joy

Happy Sunday morning, friends! I pray you are well and filled with peace this Sunday morning. Today is Father’s Day! Happy Father’s Day to all you fathers out there! I’d like to share a section of Becoming a Healing Presence again. A beautiful, encouraging section, my favorite section of the whole book! The title of… Continue reading Subtraction Leads to Joy

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The Last Sunday of Pascha

Christ is Risen! Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death and upon those in the tombs bestowing life. Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death and upon those in the tombs bestowing life. Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death and upon those… Continue reading The Last Sunday of Pascha

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The Middle of the Feast

Christ is Risen! This past week brought us to the middle of the Paschal period, which means we are half-way to Pentecost, and even closer to the Ascension of our Lord. I came across this hymn we sing on Saturday evening, for the 5th Sunday of Pascha, that reminded me of this fact… The middle… Continue reading The Middle of the Feast