An Orthodox Life

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missalsfromiram:

The oldest known depiction of Jesus as Christ Pantokrator (Christ the all-powerful, or ruler of the universe) - St. Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai, Egypt, c. 500s AD.
The asymmetry of Christ’s face, with slightly different features on each side, represents the hypostatic union: the unison of Christ’s two natures - one human and one divine - in one, single hypostasis (substance, being, or individual existence).

missalsfromiram:

The oldest known depiction of Jesus as Christ Pantokrator (Christ the all-powerful, or ruler of the universe) - St. Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai, Egypt, c. 500s AD.

The asymmetry of Christ’s face, with slightly different features on each side, represents the hypostatic union: the unison of Christ’s two natures - one human and one divine - in one, single hypostasis (substance, being, or individual existence).

(via immerlein)

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orthodoxfellowship:

Today we celebrate three great saints of the Orthodox Church - sts. Gerasimus of Cefalonia, Matrona of Chios and Artemius the Great-Martyr of Antioch. a blessed name day to all who celebrate and may they pray for us unceasingly that our souls be saved +

orthodoxfellowship:

Today we celebrate three great saints of the Orthodox Church - sts. Gerasimus of Cefalonia, Matrona of Chios and Artemius the Great-Martyr of Antioch. a blessed name day to all who celebrate and may they pray for us unceasingly that our souls be saved +

(via love-joy-faith)

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frpimen:

Destruction of the Eight Passions… Gluttony ~ self-control; Lust/unchastity ~ the desire for God and longing for the blessings held in store; Greed/avarice ~ compassion for the poor; Anger ~ goodwill and love for all men; Depression/worldly dejection spiritual joy; Sloth/listlessness ~ patience, perseverance, and offering thanks to God; Egoism/Self-esteem ~ doing good in secret and by praying with a contrite heart; Pride ~ by not judging or despising anyone… and by considering oneself the least of all men.
+ St. John of Damascus

frpimen:

Destruction of the Eight Passions… Gluttony ~ self-control; Lust/unchastity ~ the desire for God and longing for the blessings held in store; Greed/avarice ~ compassion for the poor; Anger ~ goodwill and love for all men; Depression/worldly dejection spiritual joy; Sloth/listlessness ~ patience, perseverance, and offering thanks to God; Egoism/Self-esteem ~ doing good in secret and by praying with a contrite heart; Pride ~ by not judging or despising anyone… and by considering oneself the least of all men.

+ St. John of Damascus

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