Archive for September 2009
|MEANING OF AB VALERIAN’S 1984 LETTER
I was moved upon reading the 1984 letter by Archbishop Valerian to His Beatitude Justin which was posted on this website. It inspired me to speak up, even if my opinion is deemed unpopular. In pertinent part, the Archbishop expressed the following:
|The Necessity of Unity - We’ve Got to Get over this [in NA]!
These excerpts of Metropolitan Jonah’s September 4 speech were edited by Dean Calvert on the “orthodoxdetroit.com” - ‘discussion forum’.
|Unofficial translation of excerpts from Patriarch Daniel’s interview granted to the magazine ‘For Unity’ (nr. 3/2009) and made available on the Romanian Patriarchate’s website, Basilica.ro on June 17, 2009.
|The process of negotiating is as old as human history. Men have always negotiated in order to promote their own interests and, sometimes, the common interest. However, after all trappings were removed, the aim of this process was to obtain a better deal, and secure better conditions for the future.
PRAYER OF ST. EPHREM
O Lord and Master of my life,
leave me not with the spirit of laziness,
of despair, of domination, or idle words.
Rather, give me, your servant, the spirit of integrity,
of humility, of patience, and of love.
Thus, Lord, grant me the wisdom to see my own faults,
and not condemn my brother;
for You are blessed, now and forever. Amen.
Our Father, who are in heaven,
hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day
our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.