Category Archives: Devotional

I have heard there are demons. Can those be worse than men? …Between you, men, and us there gapes a broad abyss, and neither can we ever come to you, nor you to us. You do not have a sense … Continue reading

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The Paradoxical Justice of God (St. Isaac the Syrian, Homily 60)

“The watchfulness of discernment is superior to every discipline of men accomplished in any way to any degree. Do not hate the sinner. For we are all laden with guilt. If for the sake of God you are moved to … Continue reading

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Lord, Bless My Enemies (An Incredible Prayer of St. Nikolai of Ochrid)

Saint Nikolai was consecrated as a bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church before World War II. He was arrested by the Nazis during their occupation of Yugoslavia, and spent the war as a prisoner at Dachau concentration camp. After the … Continue reading

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Can God Make a Stone He Cannot Lift?

On one small planet, lying in a manger, one incarnate babe could not lift the rocks He had made. All the rocks of all of the starfields in Him consist, with their whirling atoms; by Him were and ever-are all … Continue reading

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Love and Loving

If we were to ask “what is the greatest Christian virtue” many would say “it is faith.” But faith is not the greatest Christian virtue. As Paul informs us in 1 Cor 13:2, “If I have all faith so as … Continue reading

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