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About padrerichard

I am a Priest with ROCOR.

Say YES!!

“And there is another step beyond. It is possible to say Yes repeatedly throughout the day. The simple phrase, “I say Yes to God,” carries a great deal of power. I have learned to make it a frequent confession in … Continue reading

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The Struggle for Virtue

The opposing virtues must be immediately planted in place of eradicated passions. The Holy Fathers enumerate these virtues in the following order: (1) abstinence is opposed to gluttony, (2) chastity is opposed to fornication, (3) non-acquisitiveness is opposed to avarice, … Continue reading

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CHRIST IS RISEN

Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad Eminent brother archpastors, reverend fathers, dear brothers and sisters: CHRIST IS RISEN! With a sense of jubilation in the Lord, … Continue reading

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The Priestly Preparation of the Divine Liturgy

https://inklesspen.blog/2022/04/05/the-priestly-preparation-of-the-divine-liturgy/ On April 5, 2022 By frlynch In Divine Services, Living the Faith, New Hieromartyr Seraphim (Zvezdinski), Sermons on the Divine Liturgy, On the Divine Services, Orthodoxy, Orthodoxy in America Below is Fr. Zechariah Lynch’s translation from the Russian of … Continue reading

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The Cross leads us to Jesus Christ

This week marks the midpoint of Great Lent and on this middle Sunday of the Fast, we look forward to the Holy Cross. Later on, during Holy Week, the Cross reappears as an element in the remembrance of our Lord’s … Continue reading

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The Great Penitential Canon of St Andrew of Crete

by Archpriest Victor Potapov The first week of Great Lent has been known since times of old as the “dawn of abstinence,” or “clean week.” During that week, the Church persuades her children to come out of that sinful state … Continue reading

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Archpastoral Epistle to the Clergy

https://eadiocese.org/news_220224_1 Archpastoral Epistle to the Clergy, Flock of the Eastern American & Australian-New Zealand Dioceses on Great Lent, Events in the Holy Ukrainian Land Dear in the Lord Brothers & Sisters! On the threshold of Great Lent, this salvific time … Continue reading

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All Things are Lawful unto me…..

1Cor 6:12-20 “I have wasted the wealth which the Father gave to me, and in my wretchedness I have fed with the dumb beasts.  Yearning after their food I remained hungry and could not eat my fill.  But now I … Continue reading

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Orthodox iconology

Orthodox theology is iconographical theology, since the icons are perceivedto be windows to heaven, to open the view for the light that springs from the divineexistence of the three ὺπόττασις: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The iconoriginates … Continue reading

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Repentance!!

Mark 1:1-8 There are three great beginnings in the life of Christ.  The first two of those three, we celebrate in this single festal season – His birth and His baptism.  With His birth we see the beginning of His … Continue reading

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