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St. Marina Crushing the Devil

Walking with Satan

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A man woke up early in order to pray in our Lords house. He got dressed, and set on his way to church. On his way to the church, the man fell and his clothes got dirty. He got up, brushed himself up, and headed home. At home, he changed his clothes, and was, on [...]

Fasting

Consecrate a Fast

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The forty-day Lent is the spring of our spiritual life, in it the soul is renewed after it casts away the impurities of lust, the dirt of selfishness, and the dullness of arrogance and anger; so it would be able to practice the tear-filled joy of repentance. Thus, fasting in the first place, is penitence [...]

Coptic Cross

Intentional Death

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The Cross is the only instrument for crossing over from death to life. “Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple.”(1) Everyone who follows a Christian life must accept that the cross comes first – then the Heavenly Kingdom. Who was first into the Heavenly Kingdom? It was the [...]

The Sign of the Cross is…

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1. The Ultimate Symbol of Love. St. John the Evangelist tells us, “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whoever believes in him will not perish but will have eternal life.”(1) What greater love is there than to lay down your life for others? 2. Victory Over All Evil. [...]

The Reverence of the Saints

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Once, all Christians in the world were Orthodox. For the term “Orthodox” means “straight path.” The Orthodox church can trace it’s roots all the way back to the founding fathers – the Apostles appointed by Jesus Christ. It was, sadly, over time that there have been so many movements away from this original apostolic foundation. [...]