Dear Reader, I was recently asked by a fellow Orthodox Brother for notes on the great "I Am" contained in Exodus 3:14. So I compiled this into one place so it is easier to read. All notes are taken from the Orthodox Study Bible. Exodus 3:14 says: 'Then God said to Moses, "I AM the … Continue reading On ‘I AM the Existing One’ (Exodus 3:14).
Dear Reader, Today (6th January) is the Feast of the Theophany, and thus the official end of the Christmas season, and Nativity Cycle (25th December/6th January. On this Feast Day we celebrate the appearance of God through the Baptism of Jesus Christ, the Son of God by Saint John the Forerunner/Baptist in the River Jordan. … Continue reading End of the Nativity Cycle: Theophany.
Dear Reader, We should pray for those of our Nation who are enlisted, would serve our Nation no matter the cost, and those who are called to war, especially those wars which seem to us pointless and for evil ends. Not so we win the war, but so that our soldiers are protected, and guided … Continue reading How we should pray for soldiers.
Dear Reader, Happy New Year everyone! Today is eight days after the Nativity, and is thus the Circumcision and naming of our Lord. 'On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.' (Luke 2:21) 'Additionally, he received … Continue reading Happy New year: The Circumcision and Naming of our Lord.
Lord Jesus Christ, Have mercy on me, a Sinner. Lord in your blessed energies Show me how to explain Your Word, your Son and Spirit, your ways and statutes. Allow me in humble understanding To talk and preach, to learn and To teach those I love and Work to save. To circumcise Their hearts and … Continue reading A Prayer for clarity.
Lord Jesus Christ, Have mercy on me, a Sinner. Twenty and eight years I have lived, Yet I daddle like a baby, Linger and leave things undone, And worse: I undo people. I take them apart, analyse And put them back together to Use that information for my gain, And to please my curiosity. Allow me and … Continue reading A Prayer for resolution.
Lord Jesus Christ, Have mercy on me, a Sinner. Father, show me a way To worship you with a pure heart. Allow me to thank you every day, And show reverence in modest display. Supply to me through your energies The discernment to see, hear And sense all that I should Do, and steel my heart to Actually do … Continue reading A Prayer for discernment.