Archive for November 2009
|Romanian Orthodox Schism in the USA, almost at the finish line
From: www.romanialibera.ro - unofficial translation
Representatives of the two Romanian Orthodox church structures in the United States of America are on the verge of putting an end to the schism which has brought discord to this community since the installation of the communist regime.
|LIGONIER, PA (OCA Communications, as found on www.oca.org) — His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah took part in the “Road to Unity” conference sponsored by Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) at Antiochian Village here Thursday, October 29 through Saturday, October 31. In his address to conference participants, titled “Unity in Our Time,” Metropolitan Jonah spoke of Orthodox Christian unity in North America, envisioning the creation of “a united territorial autocephalous Orthodox Church in North America, embracing all Orthodox Christians, with a single Synod and single hierarchy”.|
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.