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The Morning Offering

The Morning Offering

Our Guardian Angel

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Our guardian angel

According to St. John Climacus, in his Ladder of Divine Ascent, when we feel sweetness or compunction at some word of our prayer, we should dwell on it, for then our guardian angel is praying with us. This angel, who is always with us, becomes distressed and indignant when, without being constrained by some necessity, we deprive ourselves of the ministration of the holy mysteries and of reception of holy Communion. The hour the priest…

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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

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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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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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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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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Nous vs. Ego

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Nous vs. Ego

Reformed theology focuses on forensic justification, whereas the mystical theology of the Orthodox Church focuses on restoration to God through healing of the darkened soul alienated from him. These are two very different models, but not really equal, because one can have faith in Christ’s sacrifice, but still not be healed and restored.

Our restorative healing is not about some terrible legal “remedy” which requires that…

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