More On Orthodox Prayer

“Every prayer must come from the heart, and any other prayer is no prayer at all. Prayer-book prayers, your own prayers, and very short prayers, all must issue forth from the heart to God, seen before you. And still more must this be so with the Jesus prayer (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have…

Poem XXII: Conversation About Returns

I. Return, O sons of man. Return to the dust from which You were taken. Where were you in the day I laid the foundations of the Earth? In the sixth day, the day of man, and the number of the sons of man, I formed you from the dust of Earth. Return, O sons…