|Resources on healing in the Orthodox Church|
Links to Books
The Orthodox Church - book by Bishop Kallistos (Timothy) Ware in its entirety. This book is a basic text for understanding the history and teaching of the Church.
My Life in Christ - book by St. John of Kronstadt
Conciliar Press - communicating historic Orthodox Christianity to today's world through the internet, printed page, icons, music and media.
The Handmaiden - this journal from Conciliar Press is geared toward women, but men will enjoy their articles on living the Orthodox Christian life.
Early Church Fathers - this site include writings from the early Church Christian Fathers
This website deals with the role of suffering and depression from an Orthodox Christian perspective.
OrthodoxSafety.org The Orthodox Safety Council is a non-profit organization providing safety resources for the Orthodox church . We provide “safe environment” programs, education, and accountability for Orthodox parishes seeking to protect their communities from sexual misconduct or abuse.
Monachos.net Early church fathers, monasticism, and a host of resources for the Orthodox Christian.
Orthodox Psychotherapy - book by Metropolitan Heirotheos Vlachos
This online version of the book, Orthodox Psychotherapy book describes the fall of man, the darkening of man's nous and the process of healing in the Orthodox Christian Church.
The lives of the saints in a daily format. The four volume set is online and a very useful tool for daily devotion. Focusing on the lives of the saints and reading the "reflection" section warms the heart and helps keep our mind on the path that leads to healing in Christ.
Orthodox Christian Cassettes - tapes that help us understand our humanity in Christ.
Ancient Faith Radio - 24 hour Orthodox Christian Radio, downloadable broadcasts
Running the Race - blog by Dana Chrysler about her journey through cancer and into life.
Links to Counseling and Psychology Resources
Association of Christian Recovery
SoberRecovery.com -this site is a gateway to resources for those recovering from addiction. It has mental health providers, resources for youth and their families.
(Against) Pornography and Obscenity
Enough is Enough - Organization dedicated to fighting obscenity.
Legal Definitions of Pornography and Obscenity - This information is quite interesting. There are laws that aren't being enforced.
Freetobeme - this site helps gender confused youth and those that struggle with homosexual feelings.
Higher Calling - website dedicated for recovery from sexual addiction
Narth.org -National Association of Research and Treatment for Homosexuality
Prayer of granting holy prayer - from St. John of Kronstadt
"The anger of
a friend toward a friend, and the anger of parents toward their children
- and of God toward men - is not a storm that uproots the tree, but a
wind that strengthens the tree, and rids it of rotten fruit, so that the
healthy fruit will increase in number and beauty." -- St. Nicholai of
seeks the Kingdom of God alone and is convinced that everything earthly
that is necessary for this transitory life will unfailingly be given.
The heart cannot have peace until it acquires this hope." -– St.
Seraphim of Sarov
After the Struggle comes Joy
"In the beginning there is struggle and a lot of work for those who come near to God. But after that there is indescribable joy. It is just like building a fire: at first it is smoky and your eyes water, but later you get the desired result. Thus we ought to light the divine fire in ourselves with tears and effort." -– St. Amma Syncletica
On Pain of Heart -
On Love - Elder Paisios
Suffering Unjustly and Suffering for Sins
suffer trials unjustly imitate Christ; and those who face hardships due
to their sins are blessed, because they are forgiven their sins in this