Friends

All my friends live far… Even though I know I have friends far away, it’s easy to forget when I’m lonely on a daily basis.

However, having said that, every time I feel lonely God sends me someone to remind me that I’m loved! :)

As two pieces of wax fused together make one, so he who receives Holy Communion is so united with Christ that Christ is in him and he is in Christ.
St. Cyril of Alexandria (via a-pilgrims-diary)

Christ is Risen!!! Indeed He is Risen!
El Massi7 Kam! Hakkan Kam!

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Christ is risen as a flash mob.

It’s always good to be reminded and worth re-watching.

Behold, the Bridegroom cometh at midnight, and blessed is the servant whom He shall find awake. But he whom he shall find neglectful is verily unworthy. Behold, therefore, my soul, beware, lest thou fallest into deep slumber, and the door of the Kingdom be closed against thee, and thou be delivered unto death. But be thou wakeful, crying, Holy, Holy, Holy, art Thou, O God. Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, have mercy on us. (Apolytikion in Tone 8)

Behold, the Bridegroom cometh at midnight, and blessed is the servant whom He shall find awake. But he whom he shall find neglectful is verily unworthy. Behold, therefore, my soul, beware, lest thou fallest into deep slumber, and the door of the Kingdom be closed against thee, and thou be delivered unto death. But be thou wakeful, crying, Holy, Holy, Holy, art Thou, O God. Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, have mercy on us. (Apolytikion in Tone 8)

This hymn is an Antiochian hymn sung by Coptic chanters. I love it! 

Saturday of Lazarus the Righteous (April 12)

O Christ God, when Thou didst raise Lazarus from the dead, before Thy Passion, Thou didst confirm the universal resurrection. Wherefore, we, like babes, carry the insignia of triumph and victory, and cry to Thee, O Vanquisher of death, Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord. (Apolytikion in Tone 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8u2IngkjS8

The lover of silence draws close to God.
St. John Climacus (via confessionsofsomeoneanonymous)
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Fr. Dawood Lamie on “The Faith of the Orthodox Church”

Loved every word he said, Amen!