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Glory to God

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Fr. Stephen looks at the role of the passions in the formation of the modern soul. There is a better way to live.

There is a name for the Orthodox way of life. It is hesychia. In Greek, the word means “silence.” It could also be rendered “stillness,” or “quiet.” Far more than simply refraining from speech, it is the quiet of the heart, the stillness of the mind at rest in God, dwelling in peace. It is in this place that we primarily encounter God. Now, God certainly makes himself known even in stormy circumstances, but when the soul…

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The Morning Offering

Avoiding Hypocrisy

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Avoiding Hypocrisy

It is very easy to live our lives in hypocrisy if we are not mindful of the pitfalls of the spiritual life. We can become Pharisees without even noticing, if we let our Christianity be artificially lived. Living our lives as though we have been rehearsed by a stage director, we will have accomplished nothing and will remain no more than actors. Putting on the mask of Christianity is not living in Christ. An honest, daily examination of our…

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The Morning Offering

Avoiding Hypocrisy

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Avoiding Hypocrisy

It is very easy to live our lives in hypocrisy if we are not mindful of the pitfalls of the spiritual life. We can become Pharisees without even noticing, if we let our Christianity be artificially lived. Living our lives as though we have been rehearsed by a stage director, we will have accomplished nothing and will remain no more than actors. Putting on the mask of Christianity is not living in Christ. An honest, daily examination of our…

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The Morning Offering

Artificial Christianity

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Artificial Christianity

It is very easy to live our lives in hypocrisy if we are not mindful of the pitfalls of the spiritual life. We can become Pharisees without even noticing, if we let our Christianity be artificially lived. Living our lives as though we have been rehearsed by a stage director, we will have accomplished nothing and will remain no more than actors. Putting on the mask of Christianity is not living in Christ. An honest, daily examination…

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The Morning Offering

Artificial Christianity

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Artificial Christianity: Avoiding Hypocrisy in our Journey to God

It is very easy to live our lives in hypocrisy if we are not mindful of the pitfalls of the spiritual life. We can become Pharisees without even noticing, if we let our Christianity be artificially lived. Living our lives as though we have been rehearsed by a stage director, we will have accomplished nothing and will remain no more than actors. Putting on the mask of Christianity is not living…

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