St.John Of Kronsdadt and his wife Elizabeth I'm writing this post on learning that his feast was yesterday. The purpose of the short post is to demonstrate how God works and the manner in which the saints approach us. The day before his feast do you remember my post where I reprimanded the woman for … Continue reading The Feast Of St.John Of Kronsdadt
Image by Artist and zabiyaka from Pixabay Many of us would never think that prayer could ever be a dangerous act. How could prayer ever be a problem when it is supposed to bring peace and calm to ones life? If prayer is dangerous why should I practice it? So many questions haha. When we … Continue reading Can Prayer Be Dangerous?
In the past few weeks I had two problems that prevented me from attending the Orthodox Church in Dublin. One had been an illness that had descended upon my house leaving only myself free of fever and any symptoms. However, I decided it would not be a good idea to go to the Church with … Continue reading Jesus Spoke To Me Today Through His Gospel
Image by Pexels from Pixabay I remember being 18 years old drinking at the bar on New Year's Eve. The publican hired a magician to come in and entertain everyone with magic. He walked around the bar for an hour showing tricks to everyone. He came to us and impressed us with a trick that … Continue reading The Power Of The Magician Vs The Superpower Of God
Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay In this short post, I won’t try to persuade you of the truth on this matter in any real depth. I can trust that having read this post you will investigate for yourself the points I express and then make up your own mind on the issue. I will … Continue reading When It Comes To Climate Change There Are Two Extremes And Neither Of Them Is Correct
What it means to test the spirits is quite the subject. There are so many explanations on this one subject. There are different branches to the same tree that stretch into various territories. There are two types of people who engage in this behaviour. The first is well-read in the fathers of the Church but … Continue reading Don’t Test The Spirits Too Hard
False repentanceAs the tree is known by its fruit, so also is repentance. A sign of false repentance is when repentance takes place involuntarily, out of necessity, without pain and grief of heart, without contrition and feeling, without sighing and tears. Such repentance was shown by Pharaoh, who repented at every plague which came to … Continue reading What False Repentance Looks Like
FROM THE LIFE OF OUR HOLY FATHER ANTONY The Philokalia volume four, pages 195-196 Once two brothers were on their way to visit St Anthony, but on the journey, their water gave out and one of them died and the other was near to dying. Unable to go any further, he too lay down on … Continue reading The Power Of Saint Anthony’s Clairvoyance
Photograph by Stephen McElligott Many of my readers would be familiar with the story of the Rich man and Lazarus. If you've never read it I highly recommend doing so here. We have some car trouble. In addition to this, we are getting over a sickness so we could not attend our Greek Orthodox Church today. … Continue reading The Rich Man And The Poor Beggar
When I was a young 11-13-year-old starting out in high school the local Catholic priest would visit us. The school had its oratory (it's a Catholic school) where the priest would take us for prayer. He was a young man and you could tell he was of middle-class countryside descent (most Irish Catholic priests are) … Continue reading Do Breathing Exercises Enhance Our Prayer Lives and Bring Peace?