First obedience and then prayer

  The following are thoughts of Elder Ephraim of Katounaki, a loose translation from an article in Serbian: “…If you live in obedience, you will find the path to your salvation.  To give you an example. I was once sitting in my cell, occupying my time with noetic prayer, while my brother was doing somethingContinue reading “First obedience and then prayer”

The Words of God are Sweeter Than Honey

A homily delivered a few days after the Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos a few years back by His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America: “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not beContinue reading “The Words of God are Sweeter Than Honey”

The Virtue of Punctuality

H/T: St. George San Diego (here) The time to arrive for any Divine Service is before it is scheduled to begin. Sadly, it has become the custom of most Orthodox Christians to come to Church late. We are not speaking here, about occasional tardiness due to unforeseen circumstances, but the habitual practice of being lateContinue reading “The Virtue of Punctuality”