The Prayer To The Holy Spirit Young friends, We start our prayer by inviting the Holy Spirit to come in us, to help us pray the right way. Did you notice how many "adjectives,” names we attach to the name of the Holy Spirit? We call the Holy Spirit: “Heavenly King ” - he is the highest Ruler in the universe, together with God the Father and God the Son. “Comforter” - he comforts and protects us in our suffering and pain. We are not alone to be afraid. He is ... [Read more]
Saturday of the Souls – Memorial Day
Every Saturday is a Memorial Day for the Souls. Our Church remembers and commemorates all the “fallen asleep in the Lord.” We pray for all our beloved who have died and await the General resurrection at the Second Glorious Coming of our Lord. All the departed would be resurrected and would then receive their reward for their benevolent deeds on earth. Since the final Judgment has not yet taken place, our beloved ones experience much consolation from our prayers, as a vision of a monk tells us. ... [Read more]
How Do We Charge Our Spiritual Batteries?
How do we Charge our batteries, physical and spiritual? The strength of the batteries is the electric charge that they carry within their cells. In our everyday life, we strive to have the batteries charged so that they can do the job when we try to start the car, for example, or to give us light at night when we need it. We also have biological batteries in ourselves. We charge our bodily batteries with the energy we gather from food we eat and the liquids we consume ... [Read more]
Horizontal and Cyclical – Our Life on Earth
Icon of the Publican and Pharisee Our life on earth is horizontal and cyclical. We are born, grow up, and then we join eternity. The seasons of the year are also cyclical: spring, summer, fall, winter. Our life becomes history and nature bears seeds to prolong its life. Our church calendar with its Feasts is cyclical and it helps us grow spiritually to look forward to our eternal existence. The parable of the Publican and Pharisee opens the season of ... [Read more]