VIDEO: On the icon of the "Ladder of Divine Ascent"

Living Orthodox

4/9/2016

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Fr. Seraphim Holland
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Christianity is simple. Lent is about changing. Exegesis of the Beatitudes.
Fr. Seraphim Holland
Christianity is very simple. We complicate it because we want to complicate it. Because then we sort of have a smoke screen around us. It’s hard to be brutally honest with ourselves. Christianity is brutal honesty with ourselves and with others.
St. John of the Ladder (Climacus) St. John of the Ladder (Climacus) St. John of the Ladder (Climacus) St. John of the Ladder (Climacus)
It is known from St. John's life that he ate what was allowed by the rule of fasting, but within measure. He did not go without sleep at night, although he never slept more than was needed to support his strength for ceaseless vigilance, and so as not to negatively affect his mind. "I did not fast beyond measure," he said of himself, "and I did not conduct intensified night vigil, nor did I sleep on the ground; but I humbled myself…, and the Lord speedily saved me.
On St. John Climacus, and the Miraculous Revelation of Patriarch Tikhon's Relics On St. John Climacus, and the Miraculous Revelation of Patriarch Tikhon's Relics
Archimandrite John (Krestiankin)
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Archimandrite John (Krestiankin)
The Patriarch was the spiritual leader of the Russian people during a very difficult time. He continues to be so during our difficult time in Russia—a time of schism, separation, and falls. The Church's duty in such trials is to inspire and unite the people for the sake of saving their native land, faith, and truth, serving for unification.
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