Your 10 Lenten dares!

Do you know people like this? I do, yet even when I point it out to them in scripture they still refuse to believe. The other side of that coin is often these same people talk themselves out of doing what they read in the bible by refusing to believe what they read pertains to … Continue reading Your 10 Lenten dares!

Real-time confession

New-to-me-iconography in church. Most Holy Theotokos Joy of All Who Sorrow. The left is an icon of the Prayer of the Optina Elders. The right is a book by Frederica Mathewes-Green I attended Divine liturgy for the first time in months and did real-time confession for the first time in a year. As I was … Continue reading Real-time confession

Healing Fear

Image result for St. Luke of CrimeaOriginally posted by Little City Hermit on his blog. He is presently in Greece serving as an envoy to two monasteries. Lord have mercy on them all and give them many years!

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FAITH AND LIFE

Year: 2013 (released 2014)
Running time: 110 minutes
Director: Oleg Sytnik
Cast: Vitaly Bezrukov (Luke), Ekaterina Guseva, Andrew Saminin, Alexander Jacko, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Alex Shevchenkov
Manufacturer: “Patriot Film” (Ukraine, Belarus), with the support of the State Agency of Ukraine for movies and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus
Synopsis:
The film “Luka” is the dramatic destiny of of the world famous surgeon who would become St. Luke of Crimea, the great surgeon and priest — V. Voyno-Yasenetsky (Luka).
The year was 1917. Young doctor Valentin Voyno-Yasenetsky with his wife and four children moved to Tashkent, beset by civil war. Voyno-Yasenetsky became head physician in the city hospital. He not only saved hundreds of patients every day, operating under the bullets of the permanent street battles, but he fought for his life and the life of his beloved wife, dying of TB. In the midst…

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Abba Ammonas

Sayings by Abba Ammonas St Ammonas’ life is especially interesting and inspirational for us because of his victory over anger, a passion with which he struggled for many years. Abba Ammonas was a disciple of St. Anthony the Great and later became a bishop. He was also an outstanding expert on the Scriptures and left this … Continue reading Abba Ammonas