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You may have heard about the Jesus Prayer, Lord Jesus  Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. I hope you use it in your daily prayer or meditations. I do.  i’ve experienced many positive changes in my […]

There’s an old saying found in Twelve Step groups: “First Things First.”  When I first heard that years ago from a client, I honestly wondered what it meant. Was it the “first thing” that came to mind?  Or is the […]

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Those 12 simple words are so ancient and so powerful.  Try the Jesus Prayer right now, and share it with your friends. Here’s what His All Holiness Ecumenical […]

The world didn’t end.  We are still here.  Thank God. I’m grateful for the beautiful day.  The flowers are in bloom and so are the spring flowering trees.  The air is so clean and pure after days of spring showers. […]

President Obama recently proclaimed that May 5th is National Day of Prayer in the United States.  But that’s controversial.  Why?  Last year a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. found that having a government sponsored day of prayer was unconstitutional […]

We’ve heard the news that Al Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden, was killed by U.S. Navy Seals, based on covert information gathered for almost a decade by the C.I.A.  Yes, he’s dead. The equivalent of a Hitler or a Stalin […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]