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Prayer of Saint Patrick: Christ with Me

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! St. Patrick, pray for us! The prayer in this video is part of a larger piece known as Saint Patrick’s Breastplate. Read the full prayer below: I arise today through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, through belief in the Threeness, through confession of the Oneness of the Creator […]

Lenten Prayer of Saint Ephrem

Enter into the spirit of Great Lent with this prayer: O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power, and idle talk. But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to Thy servant. Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my […]

What is the Jesus Prayer?

The Jesus Prayer is a short prayer often said with the aid of a prayer rope. The goal is to get the prayer from the head into the heart—to activate within the heart constant communion with God. Let’s break it down. The first part is focussed on a correct understanding of Jesus Christ, and the […]

55 Maxims for Christian Living

Memory eternal, Fr. Thomas Hopko! Below are the 55 Maxims in written form: 1. Be always with Christ. 2. Pray as you can, not as you want. 3. Have a keepable rule of prayer that you do by discipline. 4. Say the Lord’s Prayer several times a day. 5. Have a short prayer that you […]