Thanksgiving (2016)

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St. John of Kronstadt says, ‘Prayer is a state of continual gratitude.’ If I do not feel a sense of joy in God’s creation, if I forget to offer the world back to God with thankfulness, I have advanced very little upon the Way. I have not yet learnt to be truly human. For it is only through thanksgiving that I can become myself. Joyful thanksgiving, so far from being escapist or sentimental, is on the contrary entirely realistic – but with the realism of one who sees the world in God, as the divine creation.” (Kallistos Ware, The Orthodox Way, p 55)

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  1. Thank you, and God’s blessing to Father Ted and all the St. Paul Orthodox Community Dayton, Ohio who helped me to get a home at 26 Poppy Lane, Palm Coast, Florida 32164 so we could have the blessing to be a Orthodox Monastic Skete (Monastery in Development. see http://www.NewTikhvinOrthodoxSkete.org. Today will be our first publically New Tikhvin Mother of God Skete sponsored prayer at the Sleepy Hollow Horse Farm in Palm Coast. “Glory to God for All Things” Akathist and start up of our Family and Farm Series in support of our mission SHARING THE LOVE OF GOD THROUGH MUSIC and our school Christmas Monastery, that you faithfully help support for the years it came into existence as well and I did not fall into some pit from poverty.

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