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How are Saints considered for canonization? »

July 10th, 2020

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification TOPIC OF THE WEEK: The Recent Canonization of Metropolitan Kallinikos of Edessa on June 23, 2020; Who was he? How are Saints considered for canonization? How blessed we are that in today’s modern world there are still holy people we can learn from, who lived saintly lives! These are the stories we should be reading about; what the Saints said […]

“Philotimo is the reverent distillation of goodness,  the love shown by humble people,  from which every trace of self has been filtered out.  »

June 26th, 2020

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification TOPIC OF THE WEEK: “Philotimo is the reverent distillation of goodness, the love shown by humble people, from which every trace of self has been filtered out. Their hearts are full of gratitude toward God and to their fellow men, and out of spiritual sensitivity, they try to repay the slightest good which others do to them.” – Saint Paisios Adult/Family: Elder Paisios on Philotimo and Leventia“…Those who have philotimo, because they move within the heavenly sphere of doxology, joyfully […]

SPIRITUAL READING DURING QUARANTINE SUMMER »

June 19th, 2020

______________________________________________________________________________ SPIRITUAL READING DURING QUARANTINE SUMMER VOLUME ONE VOLUME TWO VOLUME THREE VOLUME FOUR ______________________________________________________________________________  

If the threat of coronavirus has made you think about your own mortality, you are not alone. What is this temporal life for? Our eternal salvation! What things are important in this life for that end? We may have concentrated much of our time and energy on worldly things, but hopefully we have learned from this pandemic to concentrate more on eternal things. “Brethren, it is later than you think. Hasten, therefore, to do the work of God.” -Father Seraphim Rose »

June 19th, 2020

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification TOPIC OF THE WEEK: If the threat of coronavirus has made you think about your own mortality, you are not alone. What is this temporal life for? Our eternal salvation! What things are important in this life for that end? We may have concentrated much of our time and energy on worldly things, but hopefully we have learned from this […]

Observing the Apostles’ Fast »

June 12th, 2020

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification TOPIC OF THE WEEK: Observing the Apostles’ Fast “…For faithful Orthodox today, the Fast of the Apostles can be an occasion for reflection upon the lives and example of the Holy Apostles. On the Sunday of All Saints (June 14), we remember and celebrate the lives of all those who have gone before us in the faith: our fathers, forefathers, the […]