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Prayer Rule
 
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This week's adult catechism is a discussion about prayer rules and how they can help us in our spiritual journey. Adult catechism meets each Sunday at 10:30am in the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs, FL.
Building a Simple Prayer Rule
 
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In this talk, the Very Reverend Protopresbyter Maxym Lysack describes how you can create a simple (and short) prayer rule for your home life. This talk was given on July 2, 2014, in Ottawa, Canada.
Views: 8140 ChristTheSaviourOC
Re-establishing a Simple Prayer Rule
 
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The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Fr. Maxym Lysack speaks about some of the obstacles to a prayer rule and how to begin consistently praying again.
Views: 1933 ChristTheSaviourOC
Be the Bee #49 | Why You Need a Prayer Rope
 
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What a prayer rope is, and how it can help us. Best viewed in HD 1080p. Connect with us at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese's Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries! youth.goarch.org Music: "Cloud Patterns," by Silent Partner, YouTube Digital Library "Magic Marker," by Silent Partner, YouTube Digital Library End Theme: "Noahs Stark," by krackatoa http://freemusicarchive.org/music/krackatoa/krackatoa_-_Singles_1002/Krackatoa_-_Noahs_Stark Links: Prayer Rope https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer_rope Jesus Prayer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_Prayer Saying the Jesus Prayer http://www.svots.edu/content/rossi-jesus-prayer Prayer Book (online text) http://www.goarch.org/chapel/liturgical_texts/daily_prayers Daily Prayers for Orthodox Christians http://www.amazon.com/Daily-Prayers-Orthodox-Christians-Synekdemos/dp/0917651219 Photo credits: Prayer Rope (cover) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chotki_vervitsa.jpg Egyptian Pyramids https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:All_Gizah_Pyramids.jpg Pile of Rocks https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rock_pile,_Robben_Island_Prison.jpg St. Pachomius https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:StPakhom.jpg Publican and Pharisee https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Pharisee_and_the_publican_Brooklyn.jpg Wool https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wool.www.usda.gov.jpg Sheep https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flock_of_sheep.jpg Christ, the Good Shepherd https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shep01.jpg Mourning Family https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Princess_Beatrice_mourning.jpg St. Anthony the Great https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Saint_Anthony_The_Great.jpg Knot https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EdioHalveknoop.jpg Theotokos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Feofan_Donskaja.jpg Christ https://secure.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/846419629/ Vitruvian Man https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Da_Vinci_Vitruve_Luc_Viatour.jpg Orthodox Cross https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Orthodox_cross.svg Thanks for watching! God bless you!
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Orthodox Christian Teachings: On Prayer
 
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What is true prayer, and how can we acquire it? The Church Fathers give us some advice. Chant from the CD Blessed Optina.
Preparation for Holy Communion : Prayers and Canons by the Orthodox Church
 
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Orthodox Prayer - How to Pray
 
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The sixth segment of a workshop given by Father Aris Metrakos from the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Columbia South Carolina. The ... all » workshop was presented at the Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Greenville, SC. http://www.stgeorgegreenville.org/
Being Orthodox on Purpose with Fr. Barnabas Powell
 
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Fr. Barnabas Powell joins Hank to discuss his journey from pastoring a Pentecostal church and holding a prominent role in evangelical media ministry to becoming a priest in the Orthodox Church. After years of pursuit, Fr. Barnabas found the timeless truth he was searching for in the ancient faith of the Eastern Orthodox Church and decided to live out his faith daily by being “Orthodox on purpose.” Fr. Barnabas and Hank are both uniquely positioned to discuss the divisions between Eastern and Western Christianity and why it is critical for Christians everywhere to embrace the doctrine of unity taught in the Lord’s high priestly prayer in the face of deeply entrenched tribalism inside and outside of the church today. Topics discussed include: Fr. Barnabas Powell’s background as a pastor in a Pentecostal church and how his Pentecostal background prepared him for the transition to becoming a priest in Orthodoxy (2:45); the popular narrative that we should never call anyone (such as a priest) "Father," and why that is a mistake (4:45); what does it mean to be “Orthodox on purpose?” (7:30); are there Christians outside of Orthodoxy? (14:00); incarnate theology and the significance of a priest, like Fr. Barnabas himself, wearing robes (17:00); the significance of the quote by St. Cyprian: “He can no longer have God for his Father, who has not the church for his mother,” and what it says on the unity of the church (20:15); comparing liturgical practice in the church to a spiritual gymnasium where the disciplines of life in the church strengthen our spirit (25:00); the paradox of disciplining our desires and the misconception of viewing spiritual disciplines, such as fasting, as works done to earn our salvation (29:25); Rejecting RAPTUREMANIA (48:45); the purifying power of pain and the false perception that pain is the ultimate evil in an era of prosperity preaching (52:00); the pursuit of timeless truth and following St. Vincent of Lerins's three rules of antiquity, universality, and consensus (55:50); combating our chronological snobbery to understand the enlightenment of the early church fathers (59:05); addressing problems within Orthodoxy (1:02:05); the difference between a transactional and transformational Christian faith (1:07:20); the significance of developing a dispassionate disposition toward our desires, and how spiritual discipline can help (1:08:35); understanding what the discipline of confession is really about, and the difference between how confession is conducted in the East and the West (1:12:35); why Christianity is Eucharistic at its core and why being grateful is at the heart of what it means to be a Christian (1:16:30); the importance for Christians everywhere to embrace the doctrine of unity taught in the Lord’s high priestly prayer in the face of tribalism inside and outside of the church (1:20:00); and weighing in on the current schism in the Orthodox church today (1:26:20). ----------------------------------- “Hank Unplugged” is Hank Hanegraaff’s audio podcast. Follow Hank off the grid where he has in-depth conversations with some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Connect with Hank Hanegraaff and the Christian Research Institute (CRI): Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/2sYxTs0 For past episodes, hundreds of free articles, and carefully curated resources, visit CRI’s website: http://www.equip.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BibleAnswerManBroadcast/ Hank on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HankHanegraaff Bible Answer Man on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CRIBAM Bible Answer Man on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bibleanswerman/ Bible Answer Man on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-435100780/ Bible Answer Man on iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/bible-answer-man-28350169/ Subscribe to “Hank Unplugged” on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hank-unplugged/id1243088708?mt=2 “Hank Unplugged” on Spreaker: https://soundcloud.com/user-435100780/ Stand shoulder-to-shoulder with CRI as a partner: https://www.equip.org/donate/ Subscribe to the Christian Research Journal (6 issues for $33.50): https://www.equip.org/product/crj-subscription/ Listen to the Bible Answer Man broadcast live Monday through Friday from 6-6:30 PM ET. To ask Hank a question, call toll-free 1-888-ASK-HANK (275-4265). Listen at http://www.equip.org/ --------- Hank Hanegraaff serves as president of the Christian Research Institute, host of the syndicated Bible Answer Man broadcast and “Hank Unplugged podcast”, and is a bestselling author of more than 20 books.
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Theotokos
 
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The Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran churches believe that Mary, as the mother of Jesus, is the Mother of God (Greek: Theotokos lit. 'God-bearer'). http://humanityhealing.net/2012/07/prayer-divine-mother/
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The Prayer of Jesus and the Prayer Rope
 
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(Prayer ropes are available at: https://www.monasteryicons.com/category/prayer-ropes) This video is an introduction to the Prayer of Jesus (the Jesus prayer, Hesychasm, the Holy Name of Jesus) and the use of the prayer rope (chotki or komboskini). “I felt there was no happier person on earth than I, and I doubted if there could be greater and fuller happiness in the kingdom of heaven. The whole outside world seemed to me full of charm and delight. Everything drew me to love and thank God: people, trees, plans, and animals. I saw them all as my kinfolk; I found on all of them the magic of the Name of Jesus.” These are the words of an unknown Russian peasant who wandered as a pilgrim through 19th century Russia, with only his Bible, his rosary, and some dried bread, visiting monasteries, shrines, and churches, seeking to know the way to fulfill Saint Paul’s exhortation to “pray without ceasing.” The account of his spiritual journey is immortalized in the book “The Way of a Pilgrim,” in which we discover how he learned the Jesus Prayer – “Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me” – and how this prayer became the center of his life. From apostolic times to the present day, Christians throughout the world have experienced for themselves the blessing, protection, and presence of Christ that can be found through repeated invocation of Holy Name of Jesus. This simple prayer, more than any other, could right be considered Christian meditation. It is known as interior prayer, the prayer of the heart, or among the Greek fathers as “hesychasm,” which simply means “the silence,” referring to the inner peace that those who pray the Jesus Prayer can experience in their hearts and minds. The Jesus Prayer has been the center of the spiritual lives of countless saints in the Church – the fathers of the Egyptian desert, great fathers of the Church like Saint John Chrysostom, well-known saints of the Greek Orthodox Church such as Saint Nectarios of Aegina, and the most beloved saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint Seraphim of Sarov and Saint John of Kronstadt. Saint John Chrysostom: "Abide constantly with the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, so that the heart swallows the Lord and the Lord the heart, and the two become one." Saint Nectarios: "Seek God every day, but in your heart, and not outside of it." Saint Seraphim: "Only those who have interior prayer and watch over their souls receive the gifts of grace." Saint John of Kronstadt: "In the Name of Jesus Christ dwells Christ Himself, wholly, His soul and body, united to the Godhead." Devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus, and meditation upon it, can also be found in Western Christianity. Outstanding examples of saints who practiced and preached this are Saint Augustine, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Saint Bernardine of Siena, and Saint Richard Rolle. The more common form of this prayer in the West was simply the name of Jesus, repeated singly, or in groups of two or three repetitions: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. The Jesus Prayer is not limited to monks and nuns only, and has been used to great benefit by lay people of all classes. [Saint Ignatius Brianchaninov: "The Jesus Prayer is suitable for all people of God without exception, whether monks or lay people. It is a safe way for beginners, that is open to all." To keep the mind from wandering and to keep count of their repetitions of the Jesus prayer, it is customary to use a rosary known as a prayer rope, which is commonly made of knotted wool or satin. In fact, the terms used for prayer ropes in Russian - “chotki” - and in Greece - komboskini -- simply mean knot string, or string of knots. Monastery Icons now offers a selection of high quality prayer ropes. These are hand made by Orthodox Christian nuns in a convent near Athens, Greece. The sisters use a traditional method of intricately weaving strands of wool or satin, with their minds at prayer while their hands are at work. The 100-knot and 50-knot prayer ropes are favorites for private prayer at home or in church. The 33-knot rosary bracelet and the 12-knot finger rosary are convenient ways of literally having the Prayer of Jesus at hand -- helpful reminders to pray without ceasing, as Saint Paul exhorted us. 3
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The Jesus Prayer Explained
 
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The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Fr. Maxym Lysack, of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church, in Ottawa, Canada, explains the Jesus Prayer.
Views: 12309 ChristTheSaviourOC
Be the Bee #96 | The Key to Prayer
 
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It's one thing to talk about why Church services and prayer are important, and another to do them. How do we start? The key is something simple, and something very easy to overlook: silence. Support the creation of more great Orthodox Christian content: www.patreon.com/y2am Thanks to our Patreon supporters: Bijoy Thomas, Michael & Maria Mason, Chris Ingram, William Gereny, Elaine & Stephen Harris, Pauline &Ted Koinis, Barbara Kuvshinoff, Chrysanthe Patestos, Patricia O'Drudy, Jim Gabriel, Constantina Dedes, Stephen Anderson Connect with us at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese's Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries! y2am.org bethebee.goarch.org Facebook: facebook.com/Y2AMorthodox Instagram: @Y2AM_officia Twitter: @Y2AM_official Y2AM Gear at Orthodox Marketplace: bethebee.goarch.org/merch Co-written by Christina Andresen Music: "Cloud Patterns," by Silent Partner, YouTube Digital Library "Parasail," by Silent Partner, YouTube Digital Library "Magic Marker," by Silent Partner, YouTube Digital Library End Theme: "Noahs Stark," by krackatoa http://freemusicarchive.org/music/krackatoa/krackatoa_-_Singles_1002/Krackatoa_-_Noahs_Stark Links: Be the Bee #94 - Why Church Matters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-4aG3h5i5Y Be the Bee #95 - Why Prayer Matters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnaY_2xC_uE The Trench 17 - Having a Spiritual Father https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HtV4GFZlPg Be the Bee #79 - Habits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giVILS5P1yE Video and Gif Credits: Prayer GIF http://giphy.com/gifs/shakira-rovio-love-rocks-xTiTnr8ezQUxSJt1PW Simpsons GIF http://giphy.com/gifs/the-simpsons-tired-homer-simpson-vXeeHUPxgBtp6 Bruce Almighty GIF http://giphy.com/gifs/G3fPad8N68GfS Typing Video http://www.videvo.net/video/fingers-typing/4432 Family Crossing the Street Video http://www.videvo.net/video/family-crossing-the-street-in-brooklyn/4621 People Walking in Street Video http://www.videvo.net/video/people-walking---street/3429 Catching the Subway Video http://www.videvo.net/video/catching-a-new-york-city-subway-train/2591 Anchorman GIF http://giphy.com/gifs/anchorman-loud-whqlS9qH34xwc Church Aisle Video http://www.videvo.net/video/interior-church-aisle/3692 Flipping Through Book Video http://www.videvo.net/video/flicking-through-book-1/3491 Flowers in Field Video http://www.videvo.net/video/poppies-in-a-field/411 Candles Video http://www.videvo.net/video/candles-pull-focus/2177 Photo Credits: Bookshelves https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/25079230604/ Prayer Beads https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tasbih,_Islamic_prayer_beads.jpg Prophet Elijah/Elias https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Prophet-Elias-Grk-ikon.png Elijah in the Wilderness https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Washington_Allston_-_Elijah_in_the_Desert_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg Man Thinking https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/23099769755/ Picture of Steve Metropolis of San Francisco Youth & Young Adult Ministries Woman with Eyes Closed (cover photo) https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11373423505/ Thanks for watching! God bless you!
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Be the Bee #81 | Pray Simply, Pray Always
 
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Do you want to pray more, but aren't sure where to start? Draw some inspiration from the life of Symeon, a pious man profiled in the book "Ascetics in the World." His life shows how even a simple prayer rule can open our lives to God's grace. EXCITING NEWS: "Ascetics in the World" is now available in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn9alxcXkUE Connect with us at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese's Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries! youth.goarch.org bethebee.goarch.org Facebook: facebook.com/GOAYouth Instagram: @GOA_Youth Twitter: @GOA_Youth Y2AM Gear at Orthodox Marketplace: bethebee.goarch.org/merch Music: "Cloud Patterns," by Silent Partner, YouTube Digital Library "Magic Marker," by Silent Partner, YouTube Digital Library End Theme: "Noahs Stark," by krackatoa http://freemusicarchive.org/music/krackatoa/krackatoa_-_Singles_1002/Krackatoa_-_Noahs_Stark Links: http://orthodoxwiki.org/Asceticism Six Ways to Deepen Your Love for Christ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oddGj2JOAM&index=7&list=PLbyQMR-_r8bJTrcWpWxSUPdJHdZJsq_zG Photo Credits: Icon of Christ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/846419629/" Resurrection Icon https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Resurrection_(24).jpg Hat https://openclipart.org/detail/14850/peasant-hat Church https://openclipart.org/detail/212572/small-church-with-cross Church on Hill https://openclipart.org/detail/213123/church-on-hill Building https://openclipart.org/detail/32653/isocity-blue-tower Building https://openclipart.org/detail/32659/isocity-blue-tower-ii Building https://openclipart.org/detail/166154/building Thanks for watching! God bless you!
Views: 15574 Y2AM
A Simple Rule of Prayer from AbbaMoses.com
 
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A Simple Rule of Prayer from www.abbamoses.com
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The Jesus Prayer for Beginners
 
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The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Maxym Lysack, of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church, in Ottawa, Canada, speaks about the Jesus Prayer and gives advice for beginners.
Views: 44838 ChristTheSaviourOC
Morning Orthodox Christian Prayers
 
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Morning Prayers. The Prayer Rule of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Prayer of the Publican; The Beginning Prayer; Prayer to the Holy Spirit; Trisagion; Prayer of the Most Holy Trinity; The Lord's Prayer; Troparia to the Holy Trinity; Prayer of Saint Basil the Great to the Most Holy Trinity; PSALM 50; The Symbol of the Orthodox Faith; The first Prayer, of Saint Macarius the Great; The second Prayer, of Saint Macarius the Great; The third Prayer, of Saint Macarius the Great; The Fourth Prayer, of Saint Macarius the Great; The first Prayer, of Saint Basil the Great; The second Prayer, of Saint Basil the Great; Prayer to the Most Holy Theotokos; Prayer to our Lord Jesus Christ; Prayer to the Holy Guardian Angel; Prayer to the Most Holy Theotokos; Prayerful Invocation of the Saint, Whose Name we bear; Song to the Most Holy Theotokos; Troparion to the Cross; For the Living; For the Departed; Hymn to the Theotokos; The dismissal;
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An Orthodox Prayer of Confession
 
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An Orthodox Prayer of Confession, read by Sophia kk Kelley
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My Eastern Orthodox Icon Wall/Corner
 
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These are our prayer walls/ icon walls/ corners. My children do not keep incense or candles in their rooms for obvious reasons.We are Eastern Orthodox converts from Roman Catholicism. Theotokos of Perpetual Help- https://www.pinterest.com/pin/190277152982324364/ Pantokrator of Sinai- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0dVnUJkT2A Saint Nazarius Abbot of Valaam- http://logismoitouaaron.blogspot.com/2010/03/theologian-by-virtue-of-thy-life-in.html Saint Irene of Chrysovalantou- http://www.stirene.org/life-of-st-irene---beta943omicronsigmaf-tauetasigmaf-alphagamma943alphasigmaf.html Saint Savva of Serbia- http://www.serfes.org/lives/stsavva.htm Saint Hilarion- http://oodegr.co/english/biographies/arxaioi/Hilary_Poitiers.htm Saint Paisius Velichkovsky- http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2013/11/saint-paisius-velichkovsky-great.html Saint Nicholas- http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/wonderworker/ Saint Herman of Alaska- http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/st-herman-alaska.htm Saint Seraphim of Sarov- http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/47866.htm Saint Seraphim of Sarov- prayer rule to Theotokos- http://www.bombaxo.com/blog/files/rule.pdf Saint Anna, Grandmother (Yiayia) of Our Lord- http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2010/07/relics-of-saint-anna-grandmother-of-our.html Panagia of Jerusalem- http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2011/08/miraculous-panagia-of-jerusalem-icon.html I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (https://www.youtube.com/editor)
Views: 2239 Mosho Choci
01 The Inner Life of the Church  Prayer (Personal Rule of Prayer)
 
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This video series was originally produced by “The Christian Activist” group. This video is part of the second series titled, “The Inner Life of the Church,” a fourteen part series on the teachings of the Orthodox Church. These lectures were given by Fr. David Anderson to a group of Catechumens at Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Ben Lomond, California. Each lecture is followed by a question and answer time.
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Evening Orthodox Christian Prayers.
 
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Evening Prayers. The Prayer Rule of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Beginning Prayer; Prayer to the Holy Spirit; Trisagion; Prayer of the Most Holy Trinity; The Lord's Prayer; Troparia; Prayer to the Heavenly Father of St. Macarius the Great; Prayer to our Lord Jesus Christ of St. Antiochus; Prayer to the Holy Spirit; Prayer of St. Macarius the Great; | Prayer to the Lord our God; || Prayer to the Lord our God; Prayer of St. John Chrysostom; Prayer to our Lord Jesus Christ; Prayer to the Most Holy Theotokos of Peter Studiyskiy; Prayer to the Most Holy Theotokos; Prayer to the Holy Guardian Angel; Kontakion of the Most Holy Theotokos; - (Kontakion of the Annunciation;) Prayer to the Most Holy Theotokos; Prayer of St. Ioannicius; Hymn to the Theotokos; The dismissal;
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Orthodox Prayer Space
 
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Fé e Oração. Fé Ortodoxa Católica.
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Pre-meal Prayer: The Official Rules
 
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Do you pray for appetizers? What about salads? Comedian John Crist breaks down the dos and don'ts of blessing the food John Crist is a standup comedian. For more videos, bio and live tour dates visit http://www.johncristcomedy.com
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Fasting In The Orthodox Church
 
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Fasting In The Orthodox Church Orthodox Beliefs and Traditions for October 19th, 2016 Why we fast, what is the fast, who should fast, and when to fast
Morning Prayers in St. Sophia Ukrainian Church in Waterloo
 
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Morning Prayers in St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Waterloo Ontario Canada
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Morning Trisagion Prayers
 
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Orthodox Christian Morning Trisagion Prayers Use this video to learn how to pray each morning. Visit http://orthotracts.org and subscribe to our video of the day.
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Prayer in the Heart in a World of Distractions - Mother Victoria
 
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This lecture is called: Prayer in the Heart in a World of Distractions and was given by Abbess Mother Victoria who is the Abbess of Saint Barbara Monastery, Santa Paula, California (OCA). This is the third in the 2014 adult catechism series “Acquiring the Mind of the Church” hosted by St Barnabas Orthodox Church in Costa Mesa, CA.
Prayers before bedtime
 
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Orthodox Christian Prayers before bedtime. The Prayer Rule of the Russian Orthodox Church. Prayer of Saint John Damascene; Troparion; The Prayer to the Precious Cross; | Prayer; || Prayer; Daily Confession of Sins; Prayer in bed before bedtime;
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Presentation of the Orthodox Theology of Fasting
 
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Father Stephanos explains the purpose behind fasting.
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The First Step to Answered Prayer | Fr Matthew the Poor (Matta El-Meskeen) | English Subtitles
 
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Fr Matthew the Poor talks to his children, the monks, about the first step to having your prayers answered. This is taken from a sermon given on Monday of Holy Pascha Week, April 1974, titled 'The Fig Tree & Spiritual Fruit'. Fr Matthew the Poor (Matta El-Meskeen) (1919 - 2006) was a Coptic Orthodox monk & spiritual father to the monks of the monastery of St Macarius the Great in Wadi El Natroun, Egypt. He is the author of numerous books & articles, his most notable English titles being: The Orthodox Prayer Life, The Titles of Christ and The Communion of Love. This video aims to enrich the English speaking world through the voice of this great contemporary desert father.
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Saint Seraphim of Sarov
 
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Life of Saint Seraphim
Orthodox Evening Prayers
 
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Evening prayers from the Jordanville prayer book.
The Rule of St. Pachomius prayer
 
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The Rule of St. Pachomius a great spiritual exercise. This prayer Rule slowly joints the mind and the heart and makes us more like saints and to the image of Christ.
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Jesus Prayer
 
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Jesus Prayer - Prayer of the Heart The Jesus Prayer is very simple: "Lord Jesus Christ Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner," The Jesus Prayer according to numerous Church Fathers is "essential" to our spiritual growth. The Jesus Prayer proclaims our faith and humbles us by asking mercy for our sinfulness. The Jesus Prayer is thought to be as old as the Church itself. The Jesus Prayer, says Metropolitan Anthony Bloom, “more than any other,” helps us to be able to “stand in God’s presence.” This means that the Jesus Prayer helps us to focus our mind exclusively on God with “no other thought” occupying our mind but the thought of God. At this moment when our mind is totally concentrated on God, we discover a very personal and direct relationship with Him. Jesus Christ - the Power In the Name The Jesus Prayer's power comes from the use of our Lord's Name, Jesus Christ, Son of God. It is a confession of our faith. ...read more about the power of the name Jesus Christ Jesus Prayer requires Humility The Jesus Prayer in its practice assumes you are a regular participant in the worship services of the Church, in her Sacraments and aware of your sinfulness. Be sure to consult with and follow the advice of your spiritual Father. Humility is a prerequisite for all prayer, especially the Jesus Prayer. Jesus Prayer Has Two Functions The Jesus Prayer has two important purposes. The first is worship as with all prayer. The second is a discipline to help our soul gain control our overactive brains and create stillness so the Holy Spirit can work through us and help us live the virtues in union with God. Jesus Prayer Has Three Stages in Practice The Jesus Prayer involves three stages of progress in its practice. You begin praying the Jesus Prayer by repeating the words of the prayer out loud or at least moving the lips. This is called verbal prayer. After some time saying of the Jesus Prayer becomes silent or mental and is repeated only in the mind. This is mental prayer. Finally, the Jesus Prayer becomes a continuous prayer in the heart, the inner core of our being. We begin with vocal prayer and do not force the move to mental prayer. This will happen naturally when you are ready. Jesus Prayer in Practice In praying the Jesus Prayer, our holy Fathers tell us, we say it over and over hundreds of times as part of our daily prayer rule. It is best to add the Jesus Prayer to your morning prayers as this is when the mind is the quietest. Begin by saying the Jesus Prayer verbally focusing on each word. Repeat the Jesus Prayer continually for 15 minutes at first and then expand to 30 minutes. You will experience the challenge of dealing with your thoughts, the tendency for you mind to wander. Attention when praying the Jesus Prayer is important. Be sincere in your prayer and repeat it with contrition. Praying the Jesus Prayer is that simple! Jesus Prayer is A Long and Difficult Path Do not be fooled by its simplicity. The Jesus Prayer practice is a difficult task and like all ascetic practices it requires commitment of time, patience and perseverance. Remember the Jesus Prayer's aim is not to obtain a calmness or any kind of spiritual experience, but to become in communion with God and participate in His grace. Jesus Prayer - When To Pray The Jesus Prayer will eventually be prayed throughout the day and when this happens, you will find that your life changes. Jesus Prayer is Not a Form of Eastern Meditation The praying of the Jesus Prayer should not be confused with methods used in Eastern Yoga or meditation. In praying the Jesus Prayer as in all Orthodox Prayer we are seeking a relationship with a personal God based on faith and love.
Views: 33 Ramzi Barghout
Orthodox Sermon - Prayer and Fasting
 
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Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church www.holytrinityorthodox.com Baltimore, MD - April 14, 2013 Priest John Vass 4th Sunday of Great Lent - Mark 9: 17-31
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Eastern Orthodox - Spontak - My Fiance became an Orthodox Christian Holy Saturday 2013
 
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May 04, 2013 -- Orthodox Holy Saturday Michele was Chrismated and received her first Holy Communion as an Orthodox Christian in the Orthodox Church. +God grant her many years! St. Peter and St. Paul Orthodox Church A parish of the Orthodox Church in America Diocese of the Midwest in the greater Chicago area. 6980 County Line Road, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527 Chrismation: Chrismation (sometimes called confirmation is the mystery by which a baptized person is granted the gift of the Holy Spirit through anointing with Holy Chrism. It is normally given immediately after baptism as part of the same service, but is also used to receive lapsed members of the Orthodox Church. As baptism is a person's participation in the death and resurrection of Christ, so Chrismation is a person's participation in the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. A baptized and chrismated Orthodox Christian is a full member of the Church, and may receive the Eucharist regardless of age. The creation of Chrism may be accomplished by any bishop at any time, but usually is done only once a year, often when a synod of bishops convenes for its annual meeting. (Some autocephalous churches get their chrism from others.) Anointing with it substitutes for the laying-on of hands described in the New Testament, even when an instrument such as a brush is used. Holy Communion: The Eucharist is at the center of Orthodox Christianity. In practice, it is the partaking of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in the midst of the Divine Liturgy with the rest of the church. The bread and wine are believed to become the genuine Body and Blood of the Christ Jesus through the operation of the Holy Spirit. The Orthodox Church has never described exactly how this occurs, or gone into the detail that the Roman Catholic Church has in the West. Communion is given only to baptized and chrismated Orthodox Christians who have prepared by fasting, prayer and confession. The priest will administer the Gifts with a spoon, called a "cochlear", directly into the recipient's mouth from the chalice. From baptism young infants and children are carried to the chalice to receive Holy Because of the Orthodox understanding of man's fallen nature in general those who wish to commune prepare themselves in a way that reflects man in paradise. First, the individual prepares by having his confession heard and the prayer of repentance read over him by a priest. The person will increase their prayer rule adding the prescribed prayers in preparation for communing. Finally, the person will fast completely from food and drink from the evening of the previous day (usually sunset on Saturday if communing on Sunday).
Views: 3154 Gregory Spontak
On prayer
 
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by Monk Nikon from Mount Athos
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Eastern Orthodox Fasting and Coffee Hour
 
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Welcome to the Orthodox Church! Join Frederica Mathewes-Green, in this video series, on a journey into the Eastern Orthodox Church. Learn about Orthodox teachings and dogma, Orthodox architecture and terminology, and what it means to live an Orthodox life. In this video Frederica talks a little bit about Orthodox fasting—and what we mean by "coffee hour after liturgy." Welcome to the Orthodox Church Video Series Playlist: http://www.theoria.tv/playlist/welcome-to-the-orthodox-church/ Theoria Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theoriavideos/ Theoria Website: https://www.theoria.tv Theoria Youtube Channel: http://bit.ly/1UST830 These videos are based off of Frederica's new book, "Welcome to the Orthodox Church." Buy the book: http://bit.ly/1LkQIbD Frederica Mathewes-Green: http://frederica.com Music by Holy Cross Choir: http://bit.ly/1MD5vid Special thanks to Evan Brown for all his work on set.
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Orthodox Christianity: Prayer Living with God in Christ
 
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Presbytera Irene Matta MTh presents the Orthodox Christian Faith which has existed by the grace of the Holy Spirit, from Pentecost until today. The Orthodox Christian Church, found throughout the world from the time of the Apostles, give every believer in Christ in-depth teachings from experienced Elders regarding prayer, worship and our service to the Lord Jesus Christ! Please contact us at Orthodox Mission, POBox 2395 Santa Maria CA 93457 for free information and times of classes on Baptism: Entering the Orthodox Faith.
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Russian "orthodox" Batyushka speaks out
 
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Short excerpt from an interview with an eastern schismatic who mentions some interesting facts regarding the influence of the Jewish/antichristian rule in society. (extra tags filtered out by YT: protocols of the learned elders of Zion)
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Rules of fasting - Greek Orthodox Church by Pater Justin - South Africa
 
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An interesting talk on the culture, rules and ideas on the Great Fast of the Greek Orthodox Church
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Following the Saints | Live the Word Response #35
 
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Christian responds to the three questions Steve asked at the end of Live the Word Episode #35. THREE QUESTIONS: 1. Are you close to any saints? 2. How’s your prayer rule doing? 3. Do you know anyone that needs to be lifted to God in prayer? Connect with Y2AM: WEBSITE: y2am.org FACEBOOK: Y2AM TWITTER & INSTAGRAM: y2am_official DONATE: y2am.org/donate Y2AM is the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
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The Theotokos and the Church
 
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Source: http://www.eospirituality.com Chant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IGpyPJTuZw
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Saint Theophan the Recluse on Prayer
 
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This is from one of Saint Theophan the Recluse's homilies on prayer, here's an excerpt: "I will give here three very simple instructions: 1. always begin praying with at least a little preparation; 2. do not pray carelessly, but with attention and feeling; and 3. do not go on to ordinary work immediately after prayer. Even if prayer is common for us, it always demands preparation. What is more common for those who can read and write than reading and writing? However, sitting down to read or write, we do not immediately begin, but we calm ourselves before beginning, at least to the point that we can read or write in a peaceful state. When your mind does wander during prayer, bring it back. When it wanders again, bring it back again. Each and every time that you read a prayer while your thoughts are wandering (and consequently you read it without attention and feeling,) then do not fail to read it again. when you finish your prayers, do not immediately go off to any sort of work, but remain and think at least a little about what you have just finished and what now lies before you. If some feeling was given to you during prayer, keep it after you pray." Check out my graphic novel "Anastasis: The Harrowing of Hades" on Christ's descent to hell: http://creativeorthodox.com/harrowing... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativeorth... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creativeort... Twitter: https://twitter.com/cr8tiveorthodox www.creativeorthodox.com
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Prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving - Father Benedict Groeschel
 
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Hosted by Father Benedict Groeschel, this show features Fr. Groeschel teaching and talking about the Catechism and the bible with an emphasis on prayer. His discussion of prayer is based on the premise that an essential condition of prayer is devotion- the belief that God is listening and cares for us. In "Prayer in the Catechism", Fr. Groeschel discusses the various kinds of prayer, including a special emphasis on using scripture when praying. The catechism contains basic Christian teaching formatted for learning and understanding. More information about the Catechism of the Catholic Church may be found on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website. Benedict Joseph Groeschel, CFR is a Catholic priest, retreat master, author, psychologist, activist and has hosted several television programs. He is the director of the Office for Spiritual Development for the Catholic Archdiocese of New York as well as associate director of Trinity Retreat and the executive director of The St. Francis House. He is professor of pastoral psychology at St. Joseph's Seminary in New York and an adjunct professor at the Institute for Psychological Sciences in Arlington, Virginia. http://www.catholictv.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=122&videoID=1114
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