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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Reception Into the Holy Orthodox Church - Most former CEC

I first saw this video over at The American Orthodox Institute Blog.

This happened on Pascha of 2008.



Anonymous said...

Pray for me a sinner,
Gleanings from Orthodox authors and Holy Fathers,
Even if an angel should indeed appear to you,
do not receive him but humiliate yourself, saying,
'I am not worthy to see an angel, for I am a sinner.' St. Clement of Rome ...
I know a man who kept no long strict fasts,
no vigils,
did not sleep on bare earth, imposed on himself no other specially arduous tasks; but, recollecting in memory his sins, understood his worthlessness and, having judged himself,
became humble - and for this alone the most compassionate Lord saved him; as the divine David says: 'The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit' (Ps. 34:18).
In short,
he trusted the words of the Lord and for his faith the Lord received him.
St. Simeon the New Theologian (On Faith, Writings from the Philokalia on Prayer of the Heart; Faber and Faber pg. 143):...
Pray for me a sinner,

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