If You Haven’t Studied Holy Orthodoxy, Then You Probably Won’t Notice When It’s Not Really Present After Dark, All Cats are LeopardsIsn’t it true? Most so-called “Orthodox” have deep darkness about matters of the Faith. They haven’t studied it, they haven’t lived it. They haven’t lived the real thing and they accept whatever they are… via … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε “After Dark, all Cats are Leopards” – Saying of the Juni Native American Indian Tribe — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe.
Agia Paraskevi blog’s comment: In Orthodoxy, the Confession to a priest, usually he is our spiritual father, does exactly that, we clean our souls or else, polluted wells!
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Have you ever been out hiking around in the country and come across an abandoned home? Many times there is a well beside it that hasn’t been used for decades. Would we drink out of that well? Of course, not. The well could be polluted. We don’t know what the water is like and we certainly don’t know if things have fallen into the well that would make the water polluted.
Have you ever been at a large gathering of people? You walk around talking to various people. Some of them are pleasant to be around and others, not so much. We may start talking to a person and what comes out of their mouth is bitter or caustic. At that point, we can hardly wait to get away from them.
Have you ever thought that people are like wells? Inside each person is a well…
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Church must be fun!Today, our Holy Church celebrates the Beheading of the Holy Baptist and Forerunner John. A big splash was going on … a great party. It was Herod’s birthday. Everyone was enjoying themselves Salome was dancing up a storm. Sounds fun but it has a very sad ending. Christians are now programmed that… via … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Church: It’s Supposed to be Fun, Isn’t It? — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe.
Image by Skeeze. Courtesy of Pixabay. If Man-Kind were Kind, most of the problems in our world would be solved. We would no longer hate each other or covet what someone else has. We would share what we have with those around us and there would be little lack. There would be no wars, killing, […] … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε If Man-Kind Were Kind — Valerie Cullers.
At the end of the semester, Carole and her three friends took a trip to Italy. They loved Rimimi and rented a condo by the beach for a week. They intended to spend their first week of the summer laying out in the sun and getting a dark tan. They arrived at the beach only […] … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Cosimo — Valerie Cullers.
Beginning of the Ecclesiastical Year In today’s Gospel passage we hear: Luke 4:16-22 (Gospel, New Year)16So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.17And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And… via … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε How to Ring in the New Year… — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe.
I admit it, change takes a lot of courage. And repentance, the most significant mode of life for an Orthodox Christian has to do with changing. 219 more words via Can We Dare to REMAIN? — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe