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The ancient Christian Way is a source of blessings, joy and inspiration. And each one of us is invited to enter that heavenly treasury, even here and now ...
But how do we do that? How do we find, and then keep and increase, that unspeakable treasure – truly a ‘pearl of great price’?
These pages are dedicated to that path, with texts and sayings, publications and related material of Orthodox Christian inspiration.
With love in Christ,
+ presbytera Anke
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ATELIER St. PACHOMIUS is dedicated to pondering the word of God, in a variety of ways – a section in development.
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Colouring Pages >> see: Traces on the Way
From: Orthodox Wisdom
While at the first Coming of the Lord the encouraging word resounded, ‘the time [of the promise] is fulfulled’, concerning his Second Coming resounds the exhortation, ‘the time is near’...
This twofold aspect of the life of the Church – already rejoicing in the presence of the Lord, and at the same time looking forward to the fulness of His eternal Kingdom – is also reflected in the exclamation ‘Maranatha’. Through the long ages of the Tradition of the Church this has usually been spelled ‘maran-
Prophecies concerning the last days speak about a particular kind of famine, namely the famine of the word of God. And in our days, although we are being inundated with a flood of words of all sorts, how few of those answer to the deepest needs of heart and soul. Confronted with this reality, and living with the longing for the word of God, the wish grew to share this treasure – to the measure of our possibilities, limited though they are – in the joy that He has come indeed, and in the longing for His Coming Again: Maranatha!
For a website dedicated to sharing, it seems natural to encourage readers to share with others whatever inspires them. However, time has shown that online social media can be problematic in this respect: Such network-
Here, therefore, on the one hand the invitation to share with all your heart whatever inspires you on this website with your ‘friends and relations’. But on the other hand, the request to be careful how you handle any such material -
As an old poem puts it (with thanks to Laura Ingalls Wilder; here also in PDF):
If wisdom’s ways you wisely seek,
Five things observe with care.
To whom you speak,
Of whom you speak,
And how, and when, and where.
(Written down by Ma Ingalls, as related in
Laura’s book ‘Little Town on the Prairie’)
One way to share what inspires us in a more direct way and with more control, is via our personal email-
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Aside: Begging your pardon for the following reminder, but … also in this respect, it is no more than basic politeness to be careful ‘to whom, of whom, and how, and when, and where’.
+ Mesonyktikon, cf. Mt.25:6
This website is the work of an Orthodox Christian: matushka (or: presbytera/ preoteasa) Anke Arnold-
Together we have moved internationally several times over (actually, more than we would have liked). However, in the Orthodox dioceses where we found ourselves -
Through the years, especially in contact with the traditional Orthodox world and various Orthodox monasteries and monastics, the awareness deepened of the unique Treasure of the Orthodox Church.
As mentioned above, in the comments on the word Maranatha, the wish grew to share these riches.
In that respect this website serves as a little introduction, a tiny porch online, for whoever is seeking for inspiration from the ancient Christian Faith.
With gratitude we present here, first of all, the works of Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou) – a spiritual son of Elder Sophrony of Essex (+1993), who himself had been a close witness of the life and words of Saint Silouan the Athonite (+1938).
As Bishop Basil (Essey) of Witchita commented, in these works “we have ... received something precious; we are participating in Tradition in a very ‘existential’ way.”
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