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« on: May 12, 2014, 11:26:56 PM »

Does anyone have any guidance or tips on putting Orthodoxy into practice? ...
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 11:32:28 PM »

Every day open up the Gospels to a random place and start reading. When you come to a passage that gives a practical suggestion or command, think about a way that you can put that suggestion or command into practice in your daily life. Ultimately you'd like to make that which turns out to be beneficial a permanent or regular part of your life, but the only requirement is to put it into practice for at least that one day, and see how it goes. What you do doesn't have to be literally what is written in the Gospel, though of course it can be if that's applicable; either way, the important thing is to make a start and make some progress each day.
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014, 11:40:45 PM »

Thanks what about the practice of bowing and prostrating during the Liturgy? Can that be done during prayer sessions at home? ... I assume regular bowing and prostration practice leads to piousness and piety of church tradition.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 12:14:48 AM »

Yes, you can bow and prostrate at home, some of the prayer books even have instructions on when to do so.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2014, 03:19:41 AM »

Every day open up the Gospels to a random place and start reading. When you come to a passage that gives a practical suggestion or command, think about a way that you can put that suggestion or command into practice in your daily life. Ultimately you'd like to make that which turns out to be beneficial a permanent or regular part of your life, but the only requirement is to put it into practice for at least that one day, and see how it goes. What you do doesn't have to be literally what is written in the Gospel, though of course it can be if that's applicable; either way, the important thing is to make a start and make some progress each day.

What great advice! In all my days as a 'bible' Christian, no one ever gave such simple, obvious advice.
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2014, 06:21:40 AM »

Every day open up the Gospels to a random place and start reading. When you come to a passage that gives a practical suggestion or command, think about a way that you can put that suggestion or command into practice in your daily life. Ultimately you'd like to make that which turns out to be beneficial a permanent or regular part of your life, but the only requirement is to put it into practice for at least that one day, and see how it goes. What you do doesn't have to be literally what is written in the Gospel, though of course it can be if that's applicable; either way, the important thing is to make a start and make some progress each day.

This.
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2014, 08:18:25 AM »

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Not forgo it entirely.  Just less.
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2014, 10:13:36 AM »

Every day open up the Gospels to a random place and start reading. When you come to a passage that gives a practical suggestion or command, think about a way that you can put that suggestion or command into practice in your daily life. Ultimately you'd like to make that which turns out to be beneficial a permanent or regular part of your life, but the only requirement is to put it into practice for at least that one day, and see how it goes. What you do doesn't have to be literally what is written in the Gospel, though of course it can be if that's applicable; either way, the important thing is to make a start and make some progress each day.
Asteriktos, this is genius.  Thank you!  Smiley
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