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In All Things Give Thanks

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification Topic of the Week – In All Things Give Thanks Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving! Glory to God for everything! In All Things Give Thanks Manuscript Uncut Mountain Supply A Message from Maria Spanos I am passionate about our Orthodox Christian faith and seek to help others learn as much as they can about it. My purpose here is to share online resources that help

Prayer for One Another

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification Topic of the Week – Prayer for One Another The love of the Elder Paisios for the whole world is well known. The Elder has helped a whole host of people before and after his physical death. But the question is from where did he receive his ability to help people and to perform miracles? He received this heavenly power through his fervent prayers to

On the Slavery of Habits

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification Topic of the Week – On the Slavery of Habits Every Christian person struggles constantly with the fact that despite the desire often very sincere to live a Godly life, to live in a holy way, we find ourselves constantly repeating patterns of sin, patterns of impure thought, of action, of behavior, word and deed…. But so often we don’t see our little habits here and there, as

Adaptation Is Incompatible with Orthodoxy

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification Topic of the Week –  Adaptation Is Incompatible with Orthodoxy “Many times we may have the impression that God does not see what is happening in His Church. Unfortunately, some people like to believe that they need to use their power to somehow save the Church. Poor, pitiful people! You are not here to save the Church. The Church will save you. Do you know how terrible

“Why is it, you ask, that one can pray for so many years with a prayer book, and still not have prayer in his heart?

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification Topic of the Week – “Why is it, you ask, that one can pray for so many years with a prayer book, and still not have prayer in his heart? I think the reason is that people only spend a little time lifting themselves up to God when they complete their prayer rule, and in other times, they do not remember God. For example, they finish their morning

Faith in God!

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification Topic of the Week – Faith in God! “Everything in this life passes away — only God remains, only He is worth struggling towards. We have a choice: to follow the way of this world, of the society that surrounds us, and thereby find ourselves outside of God; or to choose the way of life, to choose God Who calls us and for Whom our heart is searching.” +Blessed Father Seraphim Rose Adult/Family: “So we no longer pursue plainness

Watch!

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification Topic of the Week – Watch! Stand fast on spiritual watch, because you don’t know when the Lord will call you to Himself. In your earthly life be ready at any moment to give Him an account. Beware that the enemy does not catch you in his nets, that he does not deceive you causing you to fall into temptation. Daily examine your conscience, try the purity of

Sacrifice for Christ 

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification Topic of the Week – Sacrifice for Christ    “To be a friend of the Cross, it is not enough to mark the sign of the Cross in the way the Church has appointed.     From an early age, you got used to automatically joining your first three fingers to make the sign of the Cross.     If you truly want to call yourself a friend of

The Spiritual Testament of Saint Seraphim of Vyritsa, Russia

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification Topic of the Week – The Spiritual Testament of Saint Seraphim of Vyritsa, Russia (+1949) This is a letter which the Saint sent to his spiritual child, a bishop who was in a Soviet prison at the time, as a consolation and counsel that God the Creator addresses to man’s soul. “…Keep these words. Know and remember – always, wherever you may be – that every

Experiences During the Divine Liturgy

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification Topic of the Week – Experiences During the Divine Liturgy “The Divine Liturgy on earth is a real and live enactment of all that which happens in the Liturgy of Glory of the Jerusalem Above.” Fr. Stephanos Anagnostopoulos Experiences During the Divine Liturgy by Protopresbyter Stephanos Anagnostopoulos is a book which explains about the Divine Liturgy and in addition gives many examples of actual experiences of priests and the