A man praying at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem @2004.
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Acts 9:3 / Дела 9:3
As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground,
А кад путоваше и дође близу Дамаска, изненада обасја га светлост са неба, и паднувши на земљу
They said of Amma Sarah that for thirteen years she was fiercely attacked by the demon of lust. She never prayed that the battle should leave her, but she used to say only, 'Lord, give me strength.” The same demon of lust was once attacking her threateningly, tempting her with vain thoughts of the world. She continued in the fear of God and maintained the rigour of her fasting. Once when she climbed up on the roof to pray, the spirit of lust appeared to her in bodly and said to her, You have overcome me, Sarah. But she replied, “It is not I who have overcome you, but my Lord Christ.” .
A brother who was obsessed by lust went to a famous hermit and said to him, ‘Of your charity, pray for me, for I am beset by lust’ The hermit prayed for him to the Lord.He came a second time to the hermit and said the same words, and again the hermit was careful to beseech the Lord on his behalf, and said, 'Lord show me why the devil is doing this work in that brother, I prayed to You, but he has not yet found peace.’ The Lord showed him what was happening to that brother. He saw the brother sitting down, and the spirit of lust near him playing with him. An angel was standing near to help him and was frowning at that brother because he did not throw himself upon God, but took pleasure in playing with his thoughts, turning towards them. The hermit realized that the chief trouble was in the brother himself. So he said to him, You are toying with these thoughts' Then he taught him how to reject thoughts like these. The brother's soul revived under the hermit's teaching and prayer, and he found rest from his temptation.
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«Он же, принеся одну жертву за грехи, навсегда воссел одесную Бога, ожидая затем, доколе враги Его будут положены в подножие ног Его. Ибо Он одним приношением навсегда сделал совершенными освящаемых» (Евр. 10:12-14) #orthodox #православие
Healing the paralytic at Bethesda (subject matter from the Christian Orthodox iconography) - fresco from 1794; author: Ioan Pop from Romanasi, fresco placed in the "Holy Archangels" wooden church from Sanmihaiu Almasului, Salaj county - historic monument from the second half of the 18th century (likely 1778)
[2/2] “Innocence will scarcely be found in children, or modesty in women...There shall be scarcely any virgin souls in the world.”
“Pray constantly, implore tirelessly, and weep bitter tears in the seclusion of your heart, beseeching the Eucharistic Heart of my most holy Son to take pity on His ministers and to end as soon as possible these unhappy times by sending to His Church the Prelate who shall restore the spirit of her priests.”
If this doesn’t describe our time perfectly, then I don’t know what does. The church is the mystical body of christ, and it must suffer the way he suffered. Jesus had 3 parts to his life; the hidden, his ministry and his passion. We have already gone through the hidden, in the early church when Christians were persecuted for their faith and practised their faith in hiding. We have gone through the ministry, during the 13th and 14th centuries with the establishment of holy orders like the Dominicans and Franciscans, who spread the word of God tirelessly and piously. Now, the passion of Christ, which we are going through now. Remember, Judas was in the church when he betrayed Christ, and not we have bishops in the church, who are once again, betraying Christ. Do not despair my friends, pray tirelessly, as our mother told us, that the bishop that will start the restoration will come. _________________________________________________________
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[1/2] Yes, the church is in shambles today. Yes, liberals have infiltrated to the highest levels in the vatican. Yes, Our Lady warned us of this 400 years ago. And yes, It will be alright in the end. Our Lady of Good Success, the apparition of Our Lady in Quito, Ecuador which took place between the 15th and 16th century, and was experienced by a holy yet almost unknown nun, Mother Mariana. (I highly recommend you read the prophesies by yourself, as I will be going over them briefly). 💠
“Unhappy, the children of those times!
Seldom will they receive the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation. As for the sacrament of Penance, they will confess only while attending Catholic schools, which the devil will do his utmost to destroy....” “The sacrament of Matrimony, which symbolizes the union of Christ with the Church, will be thoroughly attacked and profaned. They will make it easy for all to live in sin, thus multiplying the birth of illegitimate children without the Church’s blessing….”
“Secular education will contribute to a scarcity of priestly and religious vocations....”
“At the end of the nineteenth century and throughout a great part of the twentieth, many heresies will be propagated in these lands.…”
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So—for anyone who may have seen my ominous skull + cross posts from the last week or more—things are still brewing, and a darker aesthetic is on the horizon for so many of the visuals and pieces I’m yearning to create... but @commonprayericon
has been a blessing to those who have followed or even commissioned icon work from me thus far, and after prayerful consideration, I think rather than dissolving Common Prayer into something new, a “sister” account may be in order, that you can follow, or not, based upon your aesthetic preference. All that to say— @commonprayericon
will remain, and soon I will unveil the next piece, the “sister” account, which will involve many more skulls...and crosses. ☠︎✞☧⚡︎ Meanwhile, the icon #etsyshop
will be returning, and some new prints and pieces will surface going forward.
Духовна пјесма "Радуј се, Витанијо" (افرحي يا بيت عنيا) која се поје на Лазареву Суботу и Цвијети у Антиохијској патријаршији.Текст написао митрополит Атанасије Аталах. На енглеском отпјевао византијски хор из Бостона.
"Rejoice, rejoice, O Bethany!
On this day God came to thee,
And in Him the dead are made alive,
As it is right for He is the Life."
Rejoice at every opportunity of showing kindness to your neighbour as a true Christian who strives to store up as many good works as possible, especially the treasures of love. Do not rejoice when others show you kindness and love --consider yourself unworthy of it; but rejoice when an occasion presents itself for you to show love. Show love simply, without any deviation into cunning thoughts, without any trivial, worldly, covetous calculations, remembering that love is God Himself. Remember that He sees all your ways, sees all the thoughts and movements of your heart. Do not let pass any opportunity for praying for any man, either at his request or at the request of his relatives, friends, of those who esteem him, or of his acquaintances. The Lord looks favourably upon the prayer of our love, and upon our boldness before him. Besides this, prayer for others is very beneficial to the man himself who prays for others; it purifies the heart, strengthens faith and hope in God, and enkindles our love for God and our neighbour. When praying, say thus:" Lord, it is possible for Thee to do this or that to this servant of Thine; do this for him, for Thy name is the Merciful Lover of Men and the Almighty." - St. John of Kronstadt
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Was für ein magischer Moment. Sie, er...vor dem Altar. Gemeinsam mit den wichtigsten Menschen ihres Lebens. In einem so heiligen Ort, der mit wunderschönen Blumen geschmückt war, welche die Kulisse noch romantischer wirken ließen. Seite an Seite. So solle es in Zukunft für immer sein. Sie konnte diesen Moment nicht in Worte fassen und versuchte ihre Gedanken mit einem Lächeln widerzuspiegeln. Sie schaute im Wechsel ihre Familie und ihren zukünftigen Ehemann an. "Meine Familie. Meine zukünftige Familie." Sie konnte die altgriechische Sprache des Pfarrers nicht verstehen, doch sie wusste, das seine Worte vermutlich die wichtigsten und bedeutsamsten ihres Lebens waren. Ihre Hand in seine. Die Hand, die sie von nun an nie wieder los lassen würde. In guten wie in schweren Zeiten. Es waren nicht nur die Eheringe, die Traukränze oder die Worte des Pfarrers die sie verbünden. Nein. Es war viel mehr als das. Ereignisse, Proben, Steine die ihnen in den Weg gelegt worden sind und ihre Liebe. Das war das Rezept, dass sie so weit brachte und weiterhin begleiten würde. "Sie dürfen die Braut nun küssen". Fortsetzung folgt....
Exploring different approaches to strengthening the body & fulfilling some variety needs with training. •
Two weeks in & pretty sure I’m a competitive #gymnast
Henry Fogel offers a new review for the GRAMMY®-nominated Teach Me Thy Statutes recording from @PaTRAM_Inst
in the January/February 2019 issue of #Fanfare
Magazine: “this is the first disc I have encountered devoted entirely to [Pavel Chesnokov’s] music. I found it exquisitely beautiful. This kind of music is particularly dependent on performance quality, and Chesnokov has ben fortunate here. … [The PaTRAM Institute Male Choir sings] with a remarkably even blend while still retaining clarity. Intonation is perfect, as is the unanimity of dynamic shading, and they give meaning to the texts… the recorded sound is exemplary, capturing the resonance of the church in Russia in which the recording was made while at the same time never slipping into muddiness. … for anyone who enjoys great choral singing this can be recommended with enthusiasm. I am on my fourth listening and find more to love each time.”