Eastern Fathers on Prayer

Given that I attend an Eastern Rite Church, I suppose that it’s no great surprise that I love the Eastern Fathers of the Church. In light of this, I wanted to share a video of a presentation given by Joseph Heschmeyer (soon to be Deacon Joseph Heschmeyer), about the Eastern Fathers on the subject of prayer:

Wise Words on Wednesday: In need of prayer

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“Every one of us needs half an hour of prayer each day, except when we are busy—then we need an hour.”

– St. Francis de Sales *

* Although this quotation is commonly attributed to him, I can’t actually track down any primary source with this quotation. Still, it’s good advice 🙂

Wise Words on Wednesday: Holding Grudges

Isaac

To bear a grudge and pray, means to sow seed on the sea and expect a harvest.

– St. Isaac the Syrian

Hanging in there

Whenever someone is struggling with a family member in some way, Catholic friends will often make mention of of St. Monica..but who was she?

Friday Frivolity: Powered by prayer

Christians know that prayer is what gives strength and life to our faith. But how much do we really believe it? Fortunately, we have a young Celtics fan to remind us what it really looks like to be livin’ on a prayer…

Thelology On Tap: Prayer In The Fast Lane

Quiet

In the last round of Theology On Tap we also had Chris Hulbert come and speak to us, “Prayer in the FAST LANE! Quiet moments to connect with God”. The audio is available for download below:

Main Talk (Download)

Q&A (Download)

Group Discussion (Download)

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