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The struggle of prayer – a short practical guide

August 10th, 2009 2 Comments

Prayer_Beam_MonkIf you ask anyone in church about prayer they will most likely us a descriptor like: a pleasant experience, a conversation with God, a link with the absolute or other general terms,  all positive in nature. Things are different however when,  during Confession, a Father Confessor asks the same question. He will most likely hear more about  lack of time, loss of focus, procrastination and struggle in general. The truth is that prayer is easier said than done.
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The Egypt’s Desert Fathers – Humility

March 31st, 2009 1 Comment

st_macarius_the_greatAn old man was asked, "What is humility?" and he said in reply, "Humility is a great work, and a work of God. The way of humility is to undertake bodily labour and believe yourself a sinner and make yourself subject to all." Then a brother said, "What does it mean, to be subject to all?"
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Gladsome Light Bookstore

March 12th, 2009 2 Comments

We are proud to announce the opening of the Gladsome Light Bookstore. We have prepared for you a large selection of books on Christian Orthodox Faith. The proceeds will help the ministry of Gladsome Light Dialogues. Our categories are:
  • Church History
  • Holy Fathers
  • Dogmatics
  • Biblical Study
  • On Family Life
  • Liturgics/Sacraments
  • Lives of the Saints
  • Desert Fathers
  • On Prayer
  • Ethics/Bioethics
  • Orthodox Psychotherapy
  • Canon Law
  • Contemporary Theology
  • Contemporary Fathers
  • Christian Art: Icons/Architecture
  • Byzantine Music
  • Video
We hope you will enjoy it! If you have any
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