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Today’s Readings

My scripture reading today brought to me by the lectionary specifically for this Saturday before Great Lent begins. It never ceases to amaze me the wisdom of the Church in the perfect readings for each season throughout the year. It really is beautiful. The epistle reading: Romans 14:19-23, 16:25-27 Therefore let us pursue the things… Continue reading Today’s Readings

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Maxim Week 52

Focus exclusively on God and light. Never focus on darkness, temptation, and sin. That’s classic teaching. Fill yourself with good things. Don’t be mesmerized by dark things. Don’t meditate on evil things. Meditate on good things, and God will take care of the rest. Fr. Thomas Hopko I can think only of the verses I… Continue reading Maxim Week 52

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You Must Not Sorrow

As promised, let's take a look at what St. Seraphim had to say about idleness and despondency. Continuing in the same paragraph we read yesterday about acquiring peace St. Seraphim touches on despondency. In the same way the Saint warned about struggles with despondency, "You should throw off despondency, and strive to have a joyful… Continue reading You Must Not Sorrow