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Mt. Athos: St Gregory of Sinai (Part 2)

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This week, I’m featuring sections of my new book, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer,” the chapter on Holy Mt. Athos.  You may have seen the “60 Minutes” segment, and want to know more.  In my book, I also have a […]

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Mt. Athos: St Gregory of Sinai (Part 1)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This week, I’m featuring tastes of my new book, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer,” the chapter on Holy Mt. Athos.  You may have seen the “60 Minutes” segment, and want to know more.  In my book, I also have a […]

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Mt. Athos: The Prayerful Life of the Monks

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

This week, I’m featuring sections of my new book, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer,” the chapter on Holy Mt. Athos.  You may have seen the “60 Minutes” segment, and want to know more.  In my book, I also have a […]

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Mt. Athos: Why Only Men?

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’m writing to you this week about Holy Mt. Athos, featured in a segment of CBS News’ “60 Minutes” recently and also in my new book and feature film, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer.” Mt. Athos has only male monks, […]

Holy Mt. Athos: A Background

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

You may have seen the recent “60 Minutes” piece on the Greek peninsula, Mt. Athos, since the last 1,200 years a holy refuge for monks and prayer, where there are only twenty monasteries.  It’s almost impossible to visit there, as […]

The Agony of Betrayal and the Promise of Infinite Love

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I was reminded today of just how far down things can go in life, and how we just cannot ultimately rely on anything or anyone on earth.  That sounds so fatalistic and depressive, I know, but bear with me for […]

Direct Communion Through Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Can you imagine any greater thing than to have communion with God himself, and to be wholly absorbed by him ? — Evagrios of Pontus. Chapters on Prayer. 34b. Philokalia. 1. p. 179. from my Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer […]

Holy Week and Easter: Ancient Thoughts and Prayers

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

For this Holy Time of Easter (Pasca) and Passover, I’ve been offering ancient prayers and writings.  Today, from St. John Chrysostom, the saint and ealry Christian father of what came to be the Holy Liturgy. “But why did He appear […]

“Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer” Short Version to Air on PBS Stations for Holy Week

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Please tell everyone you know: friends, Church members, co-workers, believers and unbelievers!  “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer,” my new book and documentary feature film on the prayer, with an unprecedented inner-view of Orthodox monasticism has an abbreviated public TV version […]

A Prayer for Holy Week from St. John of the Ladder (c. 579-649)

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Saint John of the Ladder was born in Syria and entered the monastery at the age of sixteen. After the death of his spiritual father, Martyrius John, the saint withdrew to a hermitage, where he lived for some twenty years, […]

A Prayer About Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here is an inspiring prayer for your Holy Week. It’s from my colleague V. Rev. Dr. john McGuckin’s book, “The Book of Mystical Chapters.” Whether you pray alone, or in the company of others, try never to pray simply as […]

Please Join Me in Chicago Tonight!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’ll be in Chicago this evening, Thursday, April 14th at 7pm at the Pickwick Theater, Park Ridge, IL., for a screening of my film, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer,” a Benefit for Saint Iakovos Retreat Center.  For tickets: call The Metropolis […]

Love Heals

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

A friend of mine sent an email this morning; an article about her ex getting arrested. I was really shocked and sad to hear this. It was extremely difficult news to hear. My friend was so upset, “how could she […]

Chicago – Dr. Norris Chumley hosts a screening of “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer”

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Join Dr. Norris J. Chumley, April 14th, 7pm in Chicago, IL A Benefit for Saint Iakovos Retreat Center Pickwick Theatre, Park Ridge, IL For tickets: call The Metropolis of Chicago at 312-337-4130      

Reading & Book Signing – New York City – Wednesday, April 13

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Dr. Norris J. Chumley will be giving a reading from his new HarperOne book (and feature film) “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer.” With a book signing. Details at www.JesusPrayerMovie.com Time: 6:00pm Store: Columbia University Bookstore # 707 Location: Lerner Hall […]

Natalie Portman Gives Up Vegan Diet While Pregnant

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

ABC News reports that Oscar winning actress, Natalie Portman, has started eating eggs and dairy, now that she is pregnant.  Portman, once known for selling “vegan shoes” now claims that she was “listening to my body,” and giving into cravings. […]

Hope Springs

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes. Without hope, we would get nothing accomplished. It is the fuel that burns our engines into action. That feeling of […]

Recipe: Spring Slaw

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Here’s a unique, green, “springy” slaw that’s really great for us, and tasty, too. Dr. Norris Chumley’s Spring Slaw 1 head of cabbage, red or green 2 spring onions 3 small or medium apples (green, red, your favorite – tart […]

Some Good News is Shining

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I’m delighted to read this morning that General Electric is investing heavily in manufacturing solar energy panels. The New York Times reports that GE is set to make a major announcement today, April 7th, that they are opening a giant […]

Get Together

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

Take the time to get together with people who are spiritual. It’s called “fellowship” and it’s really valuable and wonderful. There’s nothing like a spiritual community where you can feel instantly understood and appreciated for what you believe in and […]

A New Book on the Jesus Prayer

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

I am so pleased to tell you, dear reader, that today is the publishing date for my new book, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer: Experiencing the Presence of God and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of An Ancient Spirituality.” Eight […]

Gained a Few? Here’s What to Do!

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

OK, it’s the start of a new week. It’s another day, yes, but today’s a special day. It’s the start of a new you. Here’s what to do if you’ve stepped on the scale today, and it’s “not what you […]

The Golden Rule

posted by Dr. Norris Chumley

In my car commute this morning, after trying to merge back onto the highway and being made to wait by lots of selfish motorists, I am reminded of the Golden Rule.  “Do unto others as you want them to do […]

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Goodbye Beliefnet
Today is the last day of this column on Beliefnet.com.  After over 12 years of daily writings on Beliefnet, I’m moving on.  I thank God for this wonderful experience.  As far as I’ve been told, I’m the last original Beliefnet ...

posted 11:47:45am Jun. 30, 2011 | read full post »

It’s All Alright
If ever you are worried, fearful, or think that things are not all right, hand it over to God. Put your problems into God’s infinite care.  Hold up the troubles so that God can see them.  He will see your good intentions and efforts to do ...

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Blessed Assurance
“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself,” said President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the worst moment of the depression in the 1930’s.  He was right. Fear is not always useful.  It often just gets in the way. Sometimes, our ...

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