We grow in Christ and partake of the Grace of God in and through the Mysteries (Sacraments) of the Church. But, how we live our daily lives (“orthopraxia”) is as important as what we believe (“orthodoxia”).
- The Spiritual Ascent: Silence, Solitude and Prayer
VIDEO – Metropolitan Anthony Bloom – “Prayer in the Christian Life”
VIDEO – Metropolitan Kallistos Ware – “The Jesus Prayer”
B. The Monastic Witness to the Gospel
VIDEO – The Monastery of St. Katherine on Mt. Sinai
C. Living Faithfully in the Orthodox Church
Becoming and being an Orthodox Christian is not merely about learning information and coming to church each week to watch a beautiful service. Rather, we are all called and challenged to become the Christian that God desires for each of us. In this sense, becoming Orthodox is not an event but a life-long process, working out our personal salvation by the Grace of God within the life and worship of the Church, and in our daily life as Orthodox Christians.
Polycarp the Holy Martyr & Bishop of Smyrna; Proterios, Archbishop of Alexandria; Gorgonia the Righteous, sister of Gregory the Theologian; Damian the New Martyr of Mount Athos; Boswell, Abbot of Melrose Abbey