Second Sunday of the Great Fast and St. Gregory of Palamas

March 4, 2023 0 Comments

In the Divine Liturgy for the Second Sunday of Lent we hear the proclamation of Mark’s Gospel of the Healing of the Paralytic Man. Today, the Lord’s Day, it is helpful to recall that we need to lay aside our problems and distractions for a moment so as to focus on the person of Jesus …

The Publican’s prayer

January 31, 2023 0 Comments

Do you know and use the Jesus Prayer –the Publican’s prayer, Lord, Jesus Christ, have mercy on me a sinner?

The Holy Name of Jesus

January 9, 2023 0 Comments

The Name of Jesus Christ for the believer is like a high fortress-wall. It is not easy for the enemy to cheat his way through the heavy iron gates if our attention is not distracted by outside concerns. The Jesus Prayer gives the soul the strength to resist harmful influences from outside. It does even …

THE WAY OF THE PILGRIM: Entering Into the Jesus Prayer

August 22, 2022 0 Comments

Do you struggle to follow the Apostle Paul’s exhortation to “pray always”? For most of us living and working in the world, it can be difficult to let our prayer and participation in the liturgy permeate our entire lives and transform our hearts. God invites us to persevere, and He has blessed the Church with …

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on The Jesus Prayer

April 7, 2021 0 Comments

The Jesus Prayer Of all the lectures either in person or recorded offered by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, this interview is gold. Sharing it with our parish. Spotlight Quote: “What do we mean by ‘silence’? It can be thought of negatively: just a pause between words, an absence of noise. And in that case, it is …

When the Jesus Prayer confronts us

February 7, 2021 0 Comments

WHEN THE JESUS PRAYER CONFRONTS GROWLS DURING AN AFTERNOON WALK As I was out for my daily power walk at sunset, I decided to listen to a YouTube channel of the Jesus Prayer repeated 1,000 times in a whispering voice. The soothing prayer gave me a sense of deep peace and connectedness with God. I …

Jesus Prayer

January 24, 2021 0 Comments

The Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican is a fitting day to familiarize us with the venerable Jesus Prayer. The Jesus Prayer Alice Herro Prayer, essential to Christian life, is one way we may communicate with God. It is the means by which we experience Jesus. Liturgical prayers conclude with the phrase, “through Jesus …