Illumination

  ΤΗΕ ROLE OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH   previous:http://hristospanagia3.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-prayers-of-our-church-talk-about.html The stages of purification and illumination are being offered by God free of charge to all of those who want. He does not discriminate against anybody. If we really want, we can pass through the first and reach the second stage. All what’s needed is our…

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The prayers of our Church talk about purification and illumination

ΤΗΕ ROLE OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH   previous: http://hristospanagia3.blogspot.com/2018/09/how-do-we-get-purified-and-illumined.html   All Church services, as well as Her ascetic-hesychastic tradition, usually refer to three spiritual states we can find ourselves in (two of them are already mentioned earlier): 1st spiritual state: purification from the sinful passions of our soul and our body 2nd spiritual state: illumination…

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Daily Prayers for Orthodox Christians: The Synekdemos

Edited by N. Michael Vaporis Preface The need for a bilingual edition of the Synekdemos, the very popular prayer book of the Orthodox Church, has been present for a long time among Greek Orthodox Christians. Unfortunately for the translator/editor, the Synekdemos contains some 1300 pages of text in the original Greek, making the publication of…

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