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Through A Monk's Eyes

On Prayer 5 - The Role of the Body / Prayer by Night

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Fr. Seraphim reads the final section of the booklet On Prayer. The full text can be found at mullmonastery.com.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Over the last month or so, I have been reading to you from a booklet titled, On Prayer, which the monastery has written and edited simply to sell in order to raise funds so we may repair the roof of our 1755 church on the Isle of Mull. Today I shall read to you the last sections of this booklet. If you would like to have…

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Speaking the Truth

The Book of Acts

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Comparing the two sources for readings during the Paschal season-- the Acts of the Apostles and the Gospel of John.

We have already commented many times that during the 50 days from the day of resurrection, the feast of Pascha, until the 50th day, the last and final day, when the Holy Spirit descends upon the apostles of Christ, the Lord promised that when he was raised and glorified that the fulfillment of the prophecy would take place, that God would pour his Spirit out upon all flesh, and that’s what happens on Pentecost. But between Easter or Pascha, the day of resurrection,…

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Speaking the Truth

The Healing of the Paralytic

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Fr. Thomas enumerates the seven great messianic signs of Jesus in St. John's Gospel, focusing on the healing of the paralytic at Bethesda.

During the 50 days of Pascha, from Pascha to Pentecost, the readings in the Church are from the book of Acts of the Apostles and from the Gospel according to St. John. There are two exceptions to this. One is the reading from the Tuesday of Bright Week, where you have the reading about the disciples going to Emmaus. The reason for that is, according to St. Luke’s gospel, Luke and Cleopas walked to Emmaus where the risen Lord came to walk with them, and then…

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Speaking the Truth

Theophany - The Radiant Shining Forth!

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From the Speaking the Truth in Love archives, Fr. Tom Hopko offers this very helpful meditation on the feast of Theophany.

It seems to be the case quite clearly that in the earliest Christian Church, in the darkness of winter was the celebration of the festival of lights, connected with the appearing of God in the world in his Son, Jesus, who is himself the light of the world. “The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and those who dwelt in the shadow of death, upon them the light has shone.” It seems that in January, on the sixth of January, in the earliest…

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All Saints Homilies

Confronted with the Gospel

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In Matthew 19, a young man has an encounter with Christ. Fr. Pat looks at three qualities of that encounter.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

In the scene to which we’ve been listening these past few minutes, beloved of the Lord, Jesus meets a man who approaches him. This young man himself took the initiative. He is described as a neaniskos, which means a young man. That is said twice, neaniskos, as though to stress that he is an immature person, not fully grown.

The emphasis on the story lies on…

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