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Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Russian Orthodox monks, the video from the year of 1986.
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Enter Thou, o Lord, into the darkness of my soul and arise Thy dawn within me that alway' may I behold Thee before my face.
"Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent."
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A CONFESSION OF FAITH Against Ecumenism
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A New Orthodoxy: Is this the Faith of our Fathers?
A Response to Dr.Carson--Thoughts on the Orthodox Catholic Faith Part I
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Anglicans in Exile
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East & West – Fundamental Differences: Pt. 1(by Father John A. Peck)
Ecumenism and Schismatic Old Calendarist Zealotism
Ecumenism, Orthodoxy and Heresy
Ecumentical Patriarchate responds to "A Confession of Faith Against Ecumenism" which garners a response to the response
Elder Paissios Against Zionists and Cowardly Orthodox
Encyclopedia>Eastern Orthodox Church
Forgiveness Sunday—Beginning of Great Lent
Forgivneness Outline used for the Blooming in the Desert podcast
God in Trinity-A Communion of Persons
Has the Church ever apostatized?
Holy Scripture and Holy Tradition
Introduction to Humility
Melancholy, sadness, anxiety
MUST WE OBEY WHEN OUR SPIRITUAL FATHER DOES NOT UPHOLD THE ORTHODOX WAY OF LIFE?
My Unposted but Not Forgotten Response to Father Gregory Jensen
Old Calendar - New Calendar: the facts
On Prayer - Saint Nilus the ascetic.
On the Importance of Prayer
Orthodox Ecclesiology in Outline
Our Place in the World and the Hope of the World
Pantheism and Monism
PAPAL PRIMACY - A Hideous Ecclesiological Heresy
Paul Rothemund: Casting spells with DNA
Refuting the Dogma of Reincarnation
Saint Gregory Palamas Video [English Subtitles]
Searching for the Truth
Spiritual Counsels From Elder Cleopas Ilie of Sihastria Monastery.
Synergy in Christ According to Saint Maximus the Confessor (I)
Synergy in Christ According to Saint Maximus the Confessor (II)
Synergy in Christ According to Saint Maximus the Confessor (III)
Synergy in Christ According to Saint Maximus the Confessor (IV)
Synergy in Christ According to Saint Maximus the Confessor (V)
The Announcement of the Joint Conference of the Abbots of Mount Athos
The Antichrist and the Pope
The Church and the Calendar
The Dialogue of the Orthodox with the Non-Chalcedonians
The Ecumenists are Co-responsible for the Abuse of the Gospel and the Perdition of the Heterodox
The Function of the Unity of the Church and the Fallacious Theological Presuppositions of Papal Primacy
The Holy Eucharist
The Last interview with the Great Byzantologist Sir Steven Runciman
The Liturgical Year
The Mission of the Holy Spirit
The Orthodox Mind or Spirit
The reason for convening the Sixth Ecumenical Synod
The Sacred Icons and the Holy Cross
The sign of the Cross
The Spread of Christianity Through Persecutions
The Wisdom of Elder Porphyrios - In the Church we are all one and Christ is the head.
There is a difference between sin and heresy
Two miracles proving that the calendar does not save but repentance does.
Unia as a Model of False Unity
Was the Byzantine State a Theocracy?
What is Divine Revelation?
What is Orthodoxy? by Archbishop Averky of Syracuse and Holy Trinity Monastery
What is Orthodoxy? by Fr. Sergei Sveshnikov
What is Orthodoxy? by Protopresbyter George Metallinos
What Is Spiritualism?
What is Theosophy?
Why Christianity should not change with the times
Yoga and Meditation
“Good War” and “Bad Peace”: Love According to the Church
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A Lesson in Deep Ecology
The Russo-Georgian War and the Balance of Power
Blooming in the Desert Podcast
Episode 1: August 27th, 2009 – "Welcome to Blooming in the Desert"
Episode 2: September 10th, 2009 – Pillars of Piety Series Part 1: Prayer
Episode 3: September 24th, 2009- Pillars of Piety Series Part 2: Fasting(I)
Episode 4: October 1st, 2009-Pillars of Piety Series Part 2: Fasting(II)
Episode 5: November 4, 2009 – Pillars of Piety Series Part 3: Almsgiving
Episode 6: November 5, 2009-Interview with Archpriest Eric Tosi, Secretary of the OCA
Episode 7: November 24, 2009-Unity and Diversity from St. Paul’s International Food Festival 2009
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Episode 8: February 10th, 2010 Pillars of Piety Series Part 4 – Forgiveness(I)
Episode 9: April 7th, 2010 Pillars of Piety Series Part 4 – Forgiveness(II)
Blooming in the Desert Presents the 2009 Nativity Retreat- Father Harry Pappas
Lenten Fast Retreat 2010 – Mother Melania-"Spiritual Wholeness: Overcoming the Passions by Strengthening the Virtues"
Episode 10: June 8, 2010 Pillars of Piety Series Part 4-Forgiveness(III)
Episode 11: June 11th, 2010- "Orthodoxy & Ecology"
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Post Two: Father Arseny 1893-1973 Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father.(completed)
Post Three: The Mountain of Silence(completed)
Post Four: The Trial and Death of Socrates.(completed)
Post Five: "Constantinople City of the World's Desire 1453-1924(completed)
Post Six: The Brothers Karamazov(beginning)
Post Seven: The Brothers Karamazov(completed)
Post Eight: Gifts of the Desert(beginning)
Post Nine: Gifts of the Desert(completed)
Post Ten: Orthodox Prayer Life(beginning)
Post Eleven: Orthodox Prayer Life(completed)
Post Twelve: The Life of Our Holy Father Maximus the Confessor
Post Thirteen: "Orthodox Spirituality" by Father Dimitru Staniloae
Post Fourteen: "The Holy Fire" by Robert Payne
Post Fifteen : "The Hermitess Photini" by Archimandrite Joachim Spetsieris
Post Sixteen: "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" by Victor E. Marsden
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Post Seventeen: "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" by Victor E. Marsden (B)
Post Eighteen: "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" by Victor E. Marsden (C)
Post Nineteen: "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" by Victor E. Marsden (D)
Post Nineteen: "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" by Victor E. Marsden (D)
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Post Twenty-Two:"Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future" by Father Seraophim Rose
Post Twenty-Three: "The Works of Archbishop Averky of Blessed Memory-Volume II"
Post Twenty-Four: "Saint Nektarios, The Saint of our Century" by Sotos Chondropoulos
Post Twenty-Five: : "Orthodox Spiritual Life According to Saint Silouan the Athonite" by Harry Boosalis
Post Twenty-Six: "Father Seraphim Rose-His Life and Works" by Hieromonk Damascene
Post Twenty-Seven: " Animals and Man:A State of Blessedness" by Joanne Stefanatos D.V.M.
Post Twenty Eight: "WHEN YOU FAST...recipes for lenten seasons" by Catherine Mandell
Post Twenty Nine: "The Way of the Pilgrim and The Pilgrim Continues His Way" by unknown author(s)
2008 Lenten Reflections:Some Thoughts
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Part II "The Comfort of Food"
Orthodox Prayer Life-the interior way series
Introduction to the Second Edition I
Becoming Aware of and Dealing with the Occult(Spiritual Warfare)
Father Seraphim Rose on UFOs in "Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future"
Lucifer And The Cult of Freedom
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Martyr Wenceslaus the Prince of the Czechs
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Uncle Jay Explains the News - Sept. 22, 2008
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Russian Orthodox Church protests monument to KGB f...
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A brush with the divine
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The Russian Church hopes a cultural wall won’t div...
Metropolitan Kirill to consecrate an Orthodox chur...
Tbilisi's Decision to Break with Moscow Leaves Geo...
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Martyr Aithalas of Persia
Christ is in our Midst Series
Letters from a Russian Monk (from the book's back cover)
II Translator's Introductory Note
III Forward-When a man starts on the way
I Biographical note concerning Father John
V Letter 1
VI Letters 2,3, and 4
VII Letter 5
VIII Letter 6
IX Letter 7
X Letter 8
XI Letter 9
XII Letter 10
XIII Letter 12
XIV Letter 13
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2008 Presidential Election
African Americans and Orthodoxy
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church
Blooming in the Desert
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Church of England
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Czar Nicholas II
Elder Paisios of Mount Athos
Great and Holy Lent
Great and Holy Pascha
Greek Orthodox News-United Kingdom
Icons and Iconography
Indian Orthodox News
Non-Canonical Orthodox News
One World Government
Oriental Orthodox News-Assyria
Oriental Orthodox News-Eritrea
Oriental Orthodox News-Ethiopia
Oriental Orthodox News-Syria
Orthodox News Turkmenistan
Orthodox News- Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
Orthodox News-Chinese Orthodox Church
Orthodox News-Church of Greece
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Orthodox News-Jerusalem Patriarchate
Orthodox News-Murmansk Oblast
Orthodox News-New Zealand
Orthodox News-South Korea
Poland Orthodox News
Saints and Feasts
Sayings/Snippets That Help/Edify/and Deepen
St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Las Vegas
St. Paul the Apostle Church in Las Vegas
The Holy Fathers
Uganda Orthodox News
Virgin Mary the Theotokos
World Council of Churches