This is the blog of an Eastern Orthodox Christian girl from Greece. Welcome to my Orthodox Christian corner! :) Here you can find interesting texts and quotes about Orthodoxy. I made this blog because I would like everyone to discover the Orthodox Christianity. This is the ultimate purpose of this blog: to share my faith! I ask forgiveness if in this blog any of my passions are acting, hindering the Grace of the Holy Spirit because of my sins.
Feel free to send me any prayer requests or anything you want. God bless you all! May the Holy Spirit enlighten you always!
-- PS. I don't own any of the photos I post here. The majority of them are from sites like weheartit.com. Though generally I try to post the sourse of the photos I post, I don't want to break copyright, so if I have used your picture/text without your permission, please let me know and I'll be more than happy to add credit or to delete it. You can e-mail me at anytime here: simplyorthodox(at)yahoo(dot)com (New e-mail address) --
[The photo I use as a background is called "Rose petals" by thefourthofapril (Flickr). The photo I use in tumblr's "Spotlight" belongs to Matthew Venus.]
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Dear visitor of this blog,
I have no financial, or other profits of this humble blog. The only thing I am asking you is to say a small prayer for me to Jesus from your heart for the salvation of my soul. So, please stop for some seconds and pray for me, the sinner. If you are an Orthodox Christian, please light a candle for me. Thank you, may God bless you...
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
- Mark 13:31
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunted not itself, is not puffed up.
- 1 Corinthians 13:4
Advice For Those Living in the West
"Do not be afraid because of your Orthodoxy; do not be afraid because, as an Orthodox in the West, you will be often isolated and always in a small minority. Do not make compromises but do not attack other Christians; do not be either defensive or aggressive; simply be yourself."
"Something I found of interest during my initial classes of the Orthodox faith, was to learn that in the history of the Orthodox Christian Church, it wasn’t until the eleventh century when the Bishop of Rome (Western Church) separated himself from the other Bishops of the world (Eastern Church) to form what we now refer to as the Roman Catholic Church. The Church of the East is the Orthodox Church. Then, in the sixteenth century the fragmentation of the Roman Catholic/Western Church began with the Protestant Reformation. Only the Orthodox Church remains as the one, united church for the past two thousand years."
- An Orthodox Christian convert
This is the way we should see Christ. He is our friend, our brother; He is whatever is good and beautiful. He is everything. Yet, He is still a friend and He shouts it out, “You’re my friends, don’t you understand that? We’re brothers. I’m not…I don’t hold hell in my hands. I am not threatening you. I love you. I want you to enjoy life together with me.”