Thanksgiving hopes – adventures of the orthodox mother

Every single day is appropriately each day of thanksgiving.  Every single day we ought to count our benefits and appreciate our Lord who blesses us, undeserving though we’re.

However nowadays once we celebrate Thanksgiving, once we join our buddies and family, look for a quiet moment or give thanks together, to God who’s the giver of each and every good and excellent gift.

Possess a fortunate and happy Thanksgiving!  xoxo


Jesus, my Lord and God, I give interesting loving kindness and all sorts of benefits You’ve highly presented upon me.

I fall lower in worship and adoration before you decide to, the King of Glory.

I praise You, I glorify You, I bless We appreciate You for the great goodness and tender whim.  For You I come, my sweet Lord and loving Master.

Shine within my heart the sunshine of the elegance.  Enlighten my thoughts, which i may walk uprightly my existence by upholding your commandments.

Glorified and exalted is the holy name, now and forever.  Amen.


O Lord my Savior and my Master, I, Thine unprofitable servant, with fear and shaking give thanks unto Thy loving goodness for those Thy benefits which Thou hast put so abundantly upon me, Thy servant. I fall lower in adoration before Thee and provide Thee, O God, my praises with fervor I cry to Thee:

O God, deliver me all adversities and mercifully fulfill within me such of my desires as might be expedient for me personally. Hear me, I entreat Thee, and also have whim, for Thou art anticipation of all of the ends of the world, and unto Thee, using the Father, and also the Holy Spirit, be related glory, now and ever, and unto day of ages. Amen.

I praise Thee, O God in our Fathers, I hymn Thee, I bless Thee, I give thanks unto thee for Thy great and tender whim. To Thee I flee, O merciful and mighty God. Shine into me using the True Sun of Thy righteousness.

Enlighten my thoughts and my senses, that henceforth I might walk uprightly and Thy commandments, and could finally achieve unto eternal existence, even going to Thee, Who art the origin of existence, and become accepted towards the glorious fruition of Thy inaccessible Light for Thou art my God, and unto Thee, O Father, Boy and Holy Spirit, be related glory, now and ever and unto day of ages. Amen.


Lord Jesus goodness, the God of never-ending mercies and empathy, Whose passion for mankind is indescribable and immeasurable: I fall before Your glory with fear and shaking when i provide you with thanks for the good stuff You’ve granted me, Your not worthy servant.  I glorify You, praise You and also sing for you, the only real Lord, the actual, and Benefactor.

Again, falling before you decide to, I offer interesting unspeakable empathy and pray that out of this day forth, as before, You still work Your wonders for me personally, that thus I might grow for each other for you personally and also to cry out and sing towards the Father and also to the Boy and also to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto day of ages.  Amen.


Does the Orthodox Church Worship Mary, The Mother Of Jesus?


ds: Orthodox Christians do not "worship" the Virgin Mary. We "venerate" her and show her great honor. Nor have we ever, like the Rome catholic church, developed the idea that the Theotokos was born without sin (the Roman Catholic dogma of the Immaculate Conception) or that she is a co-redemptor with Christ (the cult of the Redemtrix in the Latin Church). The consensus of the Church Fathers rejects such ideas, and the Orthodox Church adheres to that consensus. However, we do believe that the Virgin Mary is an image, as St. Maximos the Confessor says, of the Christian goal of becoming Christ-like, of theosis. Just as the Theotokos gave birth to Christ in a bodily way, so we must, St. Maximos tells us, give birth to Christ in an unbodily or spiritual way. In so doing, we imitate her practical spiritual life, including the purity and humility by which she formed her free will into perfect obedience to the Will of God.

Nick Masi: Windy with a chance of Sunshine it's not did she win, but was it possible for her to sin. and unlike Christ, this was true for mary

cuinn837: Catholics have taught me that Mary is NOT part of the Trinity. but that her rank is higher than that of even St. Michael the Archangel, and she has the role of working along with her Son to help save the souls of humans. To venerate Mary is to honor the Mother of Jesus. There is no mother like her. She inspires people to worship her Son, not herself.

Isabella A Rossellini: cuinn837 well said!

Selina O'Gorman: Yes I really liked this video thx for sharing it's great to know and explore what the Catholic Church is about.

マスター禅: Orthodoxy is NOT the Roman "Catholic" Church.

マスター禅: No, we're not. We engage in the ecumenical movement, we are not "united" in it.

Cecelia Grove: Catholics do not enter Mary into the Trinity!

Sheri For: is that there name would that please you your highness…

Jason Ray: Thanks Dave for the video.

isthechurchtrue: Jeremiah 7: 18 "The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven , and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger." \n\nCareful: Many religions like Mormonism will talk about a Goddess, Mother, or Queen of heaven that we should worship or communicate with. There is no queen of heaven that we should have anything to do with.

isthechurchtrue: +Bryan Jensen You see Hebrews chapter 11 is all about the faith of the people in the Old Testament. Hebrews 12: 2 is clearly about the Faith of Jesus Christ (The New Testament). As you can see the context is still about faith not about the physical union of people. Hebrews 11: 1 through Hebrews 12: 2 is about the completion of the Gospel of Faith not about the physical union of people. To say that Hebrews 11: 40 and Hebrews 12: 1 are suddenly about something completely different is bad hermeneutics. You cant just change the context in the middle of a paragraph to suit your theology. I agree that there werent any chapter breaks originally and that just goes to prove my point that they are still talking about living by faith and that these people were examples of how we should live. \n\nThink about your interpretation of Hebrews 11: 40, that it is talking about a physical union. Do we need a physical union to be made perfect? I dont think so. It is saying that the union of the Old and New Testaments is an illustration of what we need to know about God. Hebrews 11:40 says that the faith of the people of the Old Testament needed the fulfillment of the faith of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 12: 2) to make it all work.

Bryan Jensen: @Isthechurchtrue: With all due respect, my friend, I'm not persuaded about your "clear" meanings. You have repeatedly ignored the Greek grammar—it doesn't appear you have any habit or discipline to consider the language in which the New Testament was given us; and I'm not even sure what hermeneutic you uphold on this topic other than Alive-In-Christ-Departed-Makes-Me-Creeped-Out-So-I-Think-It-Means-This-Instead-ism. \n\nThe whole of the grammar of Hebrews chapter 11 is emphasizing people who are examples of faith, not merely faith as an abstract principle, who become shared promise receivers WITH us in Christ. Never did I assert anything such as physical- or soul-unionism. (And that I said nothing close to that I think you really aren't open to what our historic resources tell us. I think you need more than your English-only-based argumentation to change from the interpretive paradigm as the early church saw it. But that's me.)\n\n I sincerely do wish you well; I think we have mined the dialogue to be had on this topic.

Howard Stern: Most other Christian denominations that I've been to I never see a statue or painting of Mary…And most other denominations believe that Mary had more children besides Jesus..So it somewhat surprises me that the Orthodox Church has a drawing of her at their Church.

TryHARD: We Catholics don't idol her, nor worship her. We honor her because their is no other mother like her and also because she's the mother of Jesus Christ, our savior.

Isabella A Rossellini: I don't a lot about how the Vatican II Church and how they are with Mary, but the Traditional Roman Catholic Church doesn't worship her. Mary is the mother of Jesus so we (Traditional Roman Catholic Church who's Mass is that prior to Vatican II) honor Mary. Worship is for God and God alone as we're taught. We pray the Rosary to honor Mary and while praying we meditate on the life of her and Jesus. 

northmemphis48: Jesus taught us how to pray and didn't say Moses or Elijah he said Our Father and the Angels delivered .,now there is one mediator between man and God that's Christ Jesus . my angel travel trillion light years in a moment of the twinkling of an eye and then give my prayers to Mary I think not . my Bible tells me that God is a rewarder to those who diligently upon him

Gmama 10: This is not biblical. Watch out Dave.

Keith P: Gmama 10 Rev 5 shows that the saints in heaven lift up the prayers of the saints on Earth. Rev 8 shows the angels in heaven lift up the prayers of the saints on Earth. Also, Jesus specifically chastised the pharisees for believing that the jewish believers of the past were dead, and He specifically said that the people in heaven are not dead, but living.

Gmama 10: Keith P All those in heaven are living! In Revelation 5 you are referring to the 24 elders. Each one has a harp meaning music and golden bowls full of incense which are the prayers of the saints. This is when Jesus came forward as the only One who could break the seals. This means our prayers and the prayers of the many who have gone before us are lifted up to God. We don't pray to saints nor do the saints pray for us. Jesus is the Only one who intercedes for us to the Father. God bless you.