Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

Joy of all the Sorrowful - Mays Landing, NJ (f. 1966)

The Morning Offering

Commentary on Orthodox Living
  1. Guarding Our Attitude
    Negativity does damage to the soul “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me (Job 3:25).” Negative speech contributes nothing to the heart but death, whereas receiving everything that comes our way with joy is the only way to bring about the healing of the heart.…

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  2. End Times
    Are these the End Times? The cultural and spiritual warfare that is taking place between the “Christian” West, and the Islamic Middle East, together with extreme climate change, have become a source of concern for many. Coupled with the polarization of the populous within the United States, and the mass apostasy from Christianity in the West, many Christians are now…

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  3. Called to Holiness
    Receiving the power to live as a holy people Our world places a great deal of emphasis on being comfortable, and we tend to avoid anything that does not bring pleasure. If being open about our Christian faith invites ridicule, we remain silent. If keeping the fasting rules of the Church prevents us from enjoying evenings out with our friends,…

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  4. Good Works
    Our good works help us gain God’s “likeness” in this life Salvation can not be explained in legalistic terms of acquittal and justification, for salvation is much more than simply being forgiven and getting into heaven. The close tie between faith and works, when it comes to the Orthodox view of salvation, is not about being “saved” by our works,…

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  5. The Struggle
    Until this earthly life finishes the struggle between sin and righteousness continues “Do not be surprised that you fall every day; do not give up, but stand your ground courageously. And assuredly, the angel who guards you will honour your patience (Saint John of the Ladder).” Out of the lower parts of our soul arise gluttony and lust as well as…

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