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Prayer of the Heart in an Age of Technology and Distraction, Part 12 »

January 15th, 2020    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Fr. Maximos (Constas) It seems clear that the very practice of the Jesus Prayer reflects the Biblical teaching of the nature of personal names, and especially of the Divine Name. We all know that the name is closely linked to the person that bears it so that to invoke the name is to invoke the person who bears it. So it’s logical that when there is a change of […]

Will You Marry Me? For Forty-Five Minutes a Week? »

October 8th, 2019    Posted in Daily Meditations

~By Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis For I do not want to see you now just in passing; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits. I Corinthians 16:7   For anyone who is married, you’ve either had the experience of getting down on a knee and asking someone to marry you, or you’ve had the experience of having someone get on their knee and ask you.  Imagine […]

Prayer of the Heart in an Age of Technology and Distraction, Part 3 »

September 26th, 2019    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Fr. Maximos (Constas) Man is a creature of great depth, created by God, but after the Fall we are easily distracted from the depths, being enamored with mere surface appearances. What in our world today serves to distract us from the depths, and what can we do about it? It’s hard not to hark back to the saint of the day—Isidore of Pelusium, for a very famous quote that […]

The Search for the ‘Place of the Heart’: The Heart-Spirit »

July 10th, 2019    Posted in Daily Meditations

So there has grown within the rich Christian tradition the idea of integrated knowledge, which assumes the necessity of reason, but in conjunction with the other faculties and senses, such as willpower, love, and the awareness of beauty. Integrated knowledge is knowledge in faith; it combines human nature in a personal movement of encounter and communion. By this communion the fullness of the godhead is communicated to human nature, reaching […]

Face to Face »

July 5th, 2019    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Fr. Stephen Freeman, May 2, 2015  Nothing about the human body is as intimate as the face. We generally think of other aspects of our bodies when we say “intimate,” but it is our face that reveals the most about us. It is the face we seek to watch in order to see what others are thinking, or even who they are. The importance of the face is emphasized […]