Monthly Archives: March 2011

Great Lent isn’t a fight against the body – it’s a fight for the body!

The Lenten Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian is said frequently during the services of Great Lent. It can be included—with prostrations—in one’s daily personal prayers as well. It is customary to follow the prayer with 12 metanias and the … Read More »

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Oversheduled? Take up the Lenten Fast.

We fast to build a healthy spiritual life. In our tradition, fasting is not regarded as “giving up” certain foods or obsessively following dietary rules and regulations. It is “making room” in our oversaturated lives of endless consumption for the … Read More »

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The Foundation: Worship, Education, Fellowship, and Charity.

The Foundation: Worship, Education, Fellowship, and Charity. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (I Cor. 3:14) A Parish Community has a foundation and builds a life on that foundation.   That … Read More »

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It’s My Faith That Limits Stewardship. 1

It’s My Faith That Limits Stewardship. 1 Here’s a wonderful story often shared in Christian Stewardship literature. Charles Laughton was a successful English actor and theater personality in the mid-20th century.  Once he was at a large family Christmas party.  … Read More »

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