A person must have this experience that my God is also your God, and your sin, regardless of how abominable I find it, is my own sin in a certain sense. I can’t push you away and say, “You’re bad, go away.”
We know that we stand before God, in the presence of Him who can see through us. We do our best to focus on the words that we utter while praying.
Icon painters from St Elisabeth Convent shared the secrets of their art with Britons. The workshop session on icon painting was held on April 24-26 in Preston, England, as part of From Heart To Heart Festival.
Archpriest Andrew Lemeshonok: When you see a person filled with love, you don’t just rejoice but also see how love acts, or to be precise, how Christ acts through that person and saves the world.