The Real Effects Of Holy Christian Worship

by St. Theophan the Recluse, 1815-1894 Church services, that is, all the daily services, together with the entire arrangement of the church’s icons, candles, censing, singing, chanting, movements of the clergy, as well as the services for various needs; then services in the home, also using ecclesiastical objects such as sanctified icons, holy oil, candles, […]

Why Christianity Should Not Change With The Times

By St. Theophan the Recluse Our father among the saints, Theophan the Recluse, (d. 1894) was the bishop of Tambov in Russia. He was a prolific author, especially on the subjects of the Christian life and the training of youth in the faith. Originally written on December 29, 1863, the Sunday after Christ’s Birth, St. […]

When Your Mind Wanders During Prayer

by St. Theophan the Recluse Our father among the saints, Theophan the Recluse, (d. 1894) was the bishop of Tambov in Russia. He was a prolific author, especially on the subjects of the Christian life and the training of youth in the faith. In order to facilitate the development of true prayer, take these steps: […]