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Daily Meditations: March

The Fifth Monday of Great Lent »

March 31st, 2014    Posted in Daily Meditations

Our Mind is like a Flute The Creator has bestowed divine beauty on us by adding, to his own image in us, the likeness of the qualities he himself possesses. This beauty brings with it other benefits with which God has generously enriched our human nature. For instance we ought to consider our minds as far more than a gift. They are a way of sharing the mind of God. […]

The Fourth Friday of Great Lent »

March 28th, 2014    Posted in Daily Meditations

It is not the Body that Sins Do not believe anyone who maintains that our bodies have nothing to do with God. I might say in passing that people who regard the body as corrupt most often defile it with impure actions. But what can possibly be wrong about this marvelous body of ours? Look at the beauty, the harmony of it. The eyes are shining, the ears are placed […]

The Fourth Thursday of Great Lent »

March 27th, 2014    Posted in Daily Meditations

Beyond Medical Knowledge Even without anyone to instruct us we are quite able, on the basis of what we see, live and feel, to understand how our body is formed. Its own nature teaches us. It may be useful, nonetheless, to consult experts to have a clearer idea. The science of anatomy has allowed us to know the positions of the individual parts of the human body. Other sciences help […]

The Fourth Wednesday of Great Lent »

March 26th, 2014    Posted in Daily Meditations

The Body was Made by One who Knows What He is Doing Look within yourself. From your own nature you can learn something of your Maker. There is nothing to be ashamed of in your body. If you are in control of its members, they are not in the slightest evil. Adam and Eve in paradise were naked at first and their bodies did not appear shameful or disgusting. Our […]

The Annunciation of our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary »

March 25th, 2014    Posted in Daily Meditations

The Feast of the Annunciation is one of the earliest Christian feasts, and was already being celebrated in the fourth century. There is a painting of the Annunciation in the catacomb of Priscilla in Rome dating from the second century. The Council of Toledo in 656 mentions the Feast, and the Council in Trullo in 692 says that the Annunciation was celebrated during Great Lent. The Greek and Slavonic names […]