April 23, 2014

A Word for Parents

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The Anti-Gnostic reports on a lecture given by Metropolitan Jonah of the Orthodox Church in America last night at Atlanta's Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation. Asked what advice [Metropolitan Jonah] would give parish priests, he again quoted a Russian father who told parents to pray for their children ten times as much as they speak to them. This prayer will become contagious through the community. His former abbot has prescribed a rule of two hours daily private prayer for the brothers in addition to their four to six hours of public prayer and worship. He recommended all Orthodox study the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil, as in really read it, take notes, get a commentary and track down the Scripture references, etc. He called it the sum of all Orthodox dogma. … [Read more...]

A Prayer for Guidance and Peace

In all humility we pray to You and we entreat You, Who are the source of wisdom, bless and grant perfect health of mind and body to our President and all leaders of our nation. Direct, O Lord, their thoughts to the way of truth, so that they may enact, order and enforce whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are just, tending toward all excellence and virtue. Enlighten them to govern our country with justice and to lead our people in the ways of Your righteousness. Send to us and to the whole world a just and lasting peace to the glory of Your holy name. Amen. … [Read more...]