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"When your intellect in its great longing for God gradually withdraws from the flesh and turns away from all thoughts that have their source in your sense-perception, memory or soul[mind]-body temperament, and when it becomes full of reverence and joy, then you may conclude that you are close to the frontiers of prayer [meditation].
- Evagrius "On Prayer [Meditation]" from The Philokalia Vol. 1
The Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph and related events will take place during the weekend of December 5 through 7, 2014, at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn, New York. We will be greatly blessed by the presence of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, who will preside during this weekend.
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When there is a storm at sea the surface of the water is troubled, wild and dangerous. But in the bottom of the sea what is there? There is peace. The storms cannot touch the deep. The soul is like the depth of the sea. It is undisturbed and peaceful, a still point in the midst of everything. Read more »
The miracle he performs is not to demonstrate his power, but to heal the widow's broken heart. God is not interested in power. He does not need to prove himself. The thing he wants us to know is that he cares for all of us personally in every detail of life. Read more »