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St. Basil the Great on the Psalms

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Ran across this today. Often the most basic aspects of our faith are overlooked and severely undervalued. The Psalms are no exception; they have a very definite purpose, albeit a subtle one, and St. Basil brings this forward beautifully. A psalm implies serenity of soul; it is the author of peace, which calms bewildering and seething thoughts. For, it softens the wrath of the

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Christ is Risen!

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Today we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is customary during the Paschal services, beginning at midnight, to read the Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom. It is included below in its entirety. “If anyone is devout and a lover of God, let them enjoy this beautiful and radiant festival. If anyone is a grateful servant, let them, rejoicing, enter into the joy

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Elder Paisios: On Those Who Accuse the Clergy

“Often people come to us to tell us that some priests charge a lot of money for performing the Holy Sacraments; they say that they smoke, or hang around coffee shops; they even say that some priests are involved in immoral acts, and in general, make strong accusations against them and present evidence to justify them. What answers can we give to people who accuse the clergy?”

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