Wednesday, October 12, 2016

WwW: Home As A Training Ground

Let thy home be a sort of lists, a place of exercise for virtue, that having trained thyself well there, thou mayest with entire skill encounter all abroad. 

~St. John Chrysostom
Homily XI on Matthew 

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wednesdays with Words:: The Power of the Word

Every word of Holy Writ, every word of the Divine Liturgy, Of the morning and evening services, every word of the Sacramental prayers and of the other prayers, has in itself the power corresponding to it and contained in it, like the sign of the honourable and life-giving cross. Such grace is present in every word of the Church, on account of the Personal Incarnate Word of God, Who is the Head of the church, dwelling in the Church. Besides this, every truly good word has in itself the power corresponding to it, owing to the all-filling simple Word of God. With what attention and reverence, with what faith, must we therefore pronounce each word! For the Word is the Creator Himself, God, and through the Word all things were brought into existence from non-existence. 

~St. John of Krondstadt 

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