With the start of the New Year only days away, I thought it might be nice to introduce something new to Spiritually Grounded. Over the past couple of months, I have been on the search for Orthodox Christian devotionals that can provide wisdom, encouragement and direction in order to enrich my spiritual life. Whilst I… Continue reading Something New to Spiritually Grounded
With the fast of Jonah fast approaching for both the Syriac and the Oriental Orthodox Churches, it is a suitable time to reflect on the character of Jonah and the events of his life. The 3-day fast which commemorates the repentance of the Ninevites at the hands of their reluctant hero Jonah bids us to… Continue reading Finding Christ in the Prophet Jonah
There is no saint loved by Christians all around the world more than the Virgin Mary. Not only is she honoured as the Mother of God and the Ever Virgin, but she is a library of virtues for all believers. The mother of the Lord rightly prophesied when she proclaimed that all generations will call… Continue reading St Mary – The Suffering Servant
Have you ever wondered how your acts of service, whether big or small, make God feel?
‘This is how Scripture depicts to us the Supreme Artist, praising each one of His works. Thus earth, air, sky, water, day, night, all visible things, remind us of our Benefactor. We shall not therefore give occasion to sin, we shall not give any room to the Enemy within us, if by constant recollection we… Continue reading The Supreme Artist
An honest assessment of our spiritual life can be alarming, since it may reveal many truths about our conformity to the world and the acceptance of sin. Could it be that we have been around sin so long that we have become accustomed to it?
One of the hardest battles that we as Christians fight is the one waging on inside our heads. The enemy is constantly attacking, trying to win some ground and take possession of our thoughts; for if our thoughts are captured, the enemy easily advances to wage a war against the remainder of our being.