Orthodox Life Tips
By Jason Barker
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A one-minute daily podcast offering advice for modern life from an Orthodox Christian saint or teacher.
||CleanOrthodox Life Tips: Read the Holy Fathers||St. Paisius Velichkovsky explains why we should read the Holy Fathers when he says, Do not say…that one or two books is sufficient for instructing the soul. After all, even the bee collects honey not from one or two flowers only, but from many.||4/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrthodox Life Tips: Nature Sings God’s Praises||Have you ever looked at a beautiful photograph of a scenic spot—or even better, been in such a place yourself—and felt impelled to praise God? St. Nektarios of Aegina explains what is happening in such a moment: When the man of pure heart looks at the||4/13/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrthodox Life Tips: Psalms About You||St. Athanasios the Great explains that we can see ourselves in some of the Psalms: Those who listen (to other books) consider themselves to be other than those about whom the passage speaks, so that they only come to the imitation of the deeds that are...||4/12/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrthodox Life Tips: The Priestly Perspective||Many priests are godly, humble men who love God and His people. There are other priests, however, who are not so godly, and definitely not so humble. This is why St. Theognostos the Presbyter tells all clergy, Ponder deeply, O Priest,||4/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrthodox Life Tips: Pride Comes from the Devil||When we encounter a particularly prideful person, we think, “What an ego!” St. Antony the Great, however, says the problem is much worse: “Having fallen from his heavenly rank through pride, the devil constantly strives to bring down also all those||4/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrthodox Life Tips: Feeling the Need to Pray for Others||St. Silouan the Athonite teaches, When the Lord would have mercy on a man, He inspires others with the desire to pray for him, and helps them in their prayer. Therefore we must know that when we feel a wish to pray for someone,||4/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrthodox Life Tips: How to Get Ready to Pray||Do you have a hard time getting your mind ready to pray? St. Theophan the Recluse gives us this advice: Morning or evening, immediately before you begin to repeat your prayers, stand awhile, sit for awhile,||4/6/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrthodox Life Tips: Do Not Love to Be Praised||It feels great to be recognized for the things we do, and particularly good when we’re praised for these things. At the same time, St. Kosmas Aitolos tells us, “When God allows you to be praised, do not become boastful on account of this divine provid||4/5/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrthodox Life Tips: You Can’t Buy Piety||You’ve probably heard that you can’t buy love—St. John Chrysostom reminds us that you also cannot buy true piety: In the matter of piety, poverty serves us better than wealth, and work better than idleness,||4/4/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrthodox Life Tips: The Love of Money||A monk asked, “From what is the love of money produced?” An old man answered, From desire, for unless a man desires he does not possess. When a man desires, he possesses, and when he possesses he has fulfilled his desire; and when he has fulfilled his||4/3/2011||Free||View in iTunes|