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Perfecting Our Lives »

September 25th, 2020

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification Topic of the Week – Perfecting Our Lives “….this being the liturgical new year, the month that we reset our goals, spiritually, for ourselves, for our family, and it’s very important that this concept of this being the new time, be a real part of our lives…. Now is the time to set our hearts and our minds towards new goals, regaining whatever we have to regain […]

What Christians Are in This World »

September 19th, 2020

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification Topic of the Week – What Christians Are in This World “True Christians live in this world as travelers, pilgrims, and sojourners, and they look ever toward their heavenly homeland with faith and with the eyes of the soul, and they strive to reach it….” (From Journey to Heaven: Counsels of the Particular Duties of Every Christian, Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk)    Adult/Family:  “… We were created for […]

“Many Church Fathers taught the use of the “arrow prayer”, deliberately short prayers for personal devotion that were easily remembered, and could communicate one’s love for God, while seeking His help. »

September 8th, 2020

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification Topic of the Week – Arrow prayers: “Many Church Fathers taught the use of the “arrow prayer”, deliberately short prayers for personal devotion that were easily remembered, and could communicate one’s love for God, while seeking His help. They were like arrows being shot into the air, wholeheartedly demonstrating our sincerity in asking God’s help. One of my personal favorites is an […]

How can we begin the new year with a focus on Christ? »

September 2nd, 2020

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification Topic of the Week: Beginning of the Church Year (Commemorated September 1st) How can we begin the new year with a focus on Christ? “Do you know why the first day of September marks the beginning of the Church year? We are accustomed to think of January 1st as the beginning of the year. But the tradition of computing the start of a […]

If We Want to See God, Where Do We Begin? »

August 28th, 2020

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification Topic of the Week – If We Want to See God, Where Do We Begin? “…the basic human problem is that we do not see God. In fact, most people cannot see God but can only seek Him. This is because our eyes (both physical and the eyes of our souls) are earthly, they are trained to see, to think about and to […]