In the Orthodox spiritual tradition prayer has a broad, comprehensive and profound meaning.
Eastern asceticism aims at divesting the mind of all that is relative and transitory, so that man may identify with the impersonal Absolute.
The term spirituality is used very loosely in our culture. But Orthodox spirituality has a very specific meaning.
Asceticism is a key part of Orthodox Spirituality. It is not a negative activity but a most positive one.
Saint Theophan the Recluse says, that the aim of an Orthodox Christian is “a living unity with God.” This referred to as “theosis.”
The body is not meant for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body…
Forty days have just passed since the birth of the God-man, and the Lord is offered to the Temple by His Virgin Mother, and the elder Symeon received Him.
Church isn’t just one good choice among many. Church isn’t a building. Church, properly understood, is the body of Christ.
Spiritual love is superior to the love between natural brothers and sisters because one relates to another through Christ and not a common mother.
The Cross of Christ teaches us a great truth – that the Christian life is not easy. It hides persecution, rejection, trouble and sorrow according to the world.