Thursday, April 17, 2014

Interior Life

The Fourth Step of Humility

The fourth step of humility is that in this obedience, under difficult, unfavorable,... 


The Third Step of Humility

The third step of humility is that a man submits to his superior in all obedience... 


The Second Step of Humility

The second step of humility is that a man loves not his own will nor takes pleasure... 


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Latest News

What to do During Great Lent What to do During Great Lent

Today the Church begins the season of Great Lent.  For the past few weeks we have... 


26 May ~ Augustine of Canterbury 26 May ~ Augustine of Canterbury

St. Columba of Iona Monastery Fr. Peter Preble He is the founder of the Church in... 


Western Rite Orthodoxy Western Rite Orthodoxy

The Western Rite is a minority liturgical tradition within the Orthodox Church.... 


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Monastic Life

Life at the Monastery of the Transfiguration Life at the Monastery of the Transfiguration

A new episode of Ancient Faith Documentaries takes listeners behind the scenes of a day in the life at the Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. The community was founded in 1967 under the omophorion of His Eminence Archbishop Valerian, Archbishop of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate with Mother Alexandra, formerly Princess Ileana... [Read more of this review]


The Call to Monastic Life

This post is part of a longer essay written by His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah of the OCA whilst he was abbot of the St. John of Shanghai Monastery in Manton, California.  In this part of the essay, His Beatitude lays out the three ways by which we are called to monastic life. By Metropolitan Jonah There are three ways men are called to the monastic... [Read more of this review]


Reasons to Visit a Monastery Part 5 Reasons to Visit a Monastery Part 5

Encountering Sacred Even if there were no other reason for visiting a monastery, there would remain this one: it is an agios topos, a holy place. “And Moses said, I will go near and see this great sight, why the bush is not consumed. And when the Lord saw that he drew nigh to see, the Lord called him out of the bush, saying, Moses, Moses… loose... [Read more of this review]


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