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Offline gregory77

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Here is a talk by Abuna Lazarus, a Coptic Orthodox monk. Learn about his life as an avowed atheist and how he was brought closer to Jesus Christ.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ir4rffNFP0

I found this very interesting.   It took me several times for it to sink in.   That if you love Jesus in your heart you can be happy anywhere.   I was wondering if anybody understands what he is talking about in regards to the Jesus prayer?   He describes some sort of position but I've never come across this practice here in the US.

I was amazed at how an avowed atheist became a Christian in these circumstances.  It is worth listening to in my opinion.

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Re: Abuna Lazarus of St. Antony's - How an Atheist became a Christian
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 08:48:28 PM »
Uh, I'm pretty sure you are only permitted to post this in one forum  :P
"Let the mouth also fast from disgraceful speeches and railings. For what does it profit if we abstain from fish and fowl and yet bite and devour our brothers and sisters? The evil speaker eats the flesh of his brother and bites the body of his neighbor. "
— St. John Chrysostom

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Re: Abuna Lazarus of St. Antony's - How an Atheist became a Christian
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 11:45:56 PM »
Uh, I'm pretty sure you are only permitted to post this in one forum  :P

Thanks for the feedback.  I wasn't aware of that.  I'll be more careful.

Not too sure on where the link should go because it covers so much information.   So I tried different places.

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Re: Abuna Lazarus of St. Antony's - How an Atheist became a Christian
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011, 11:47:54 PM »
Uh, I'm pretty sure you are only permitted to post this in one forum  :P

Thanks for the feedback.  I wasn't aware of that.  I'll be more careful.

Not too sure on where the link should go because it covers so much information.   So I tried different places.

It's all good. I just know from experience that a lot of forums don't like when you post the same thing in many places.
"Let the mouth also fast from disgraceful speeches and railings. For what does it profit if we abstain from fish and fowl and yet bite and devour our brothers and sisters? The evil speaker eats the flesh of his brother and bites the body of his neighbor. "
— St. John Chrysostom

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Re: Abuna Lazarus of St. Antony's - How an Atheist became a Christian
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2011, 12:19:08 AM »
Here is a talk by Abuna Lazarus, a Coptic Orthodox monk. Learn about his life as an avowed atheist and how he was brought closer to Jesus Christ.


There is also a short video made by an amateur filmaker titled the 'Last Anchorite'. It is a lovely production, despite having an erroneous name.

http://youtu.be/pRSl9MAk_kU
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Re: Abuna Lazarus of St. Antony's - How an Atheist became a Christian
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2011, 12:31:38 AM »
Here is a talk by Abuna Lazarus, a Coptic Orthodox monk. Learn about his life as an avowed atheist and how he was brought closer to Jesus Christ.


There is also a short video made by an amateur filmaker titled the 'Last Anchorite'. It is a lovely production, despite having an erroneous name.

http://youtu.be/pRSl9MAk_kU


Thanks for adding this one.  It is a favorite.  However, I forgot to add it at the time.  Thanks!  :)