What is a regular worship routine for a monk or nun

What is a regular worship routine for a monk or nun

In Eastern Orthodoxy monasticism holds a very special and important place: “Angels are a light for monks, monks are a light for laymen” (St. John Klimakos). Orthodox monastics separate themselves from the world in order to pray unceasingly for the world. They do not, in general, have as their primary purpose the running of social services, but instead are concerned with attaining theosis, or union with God. However, care for the poor and needy has…

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Donald Trump’s top team

Donald Trump’s top team

(CNN)President-elect Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia has never been under closer scrutiny. But this week, for the first time, the views of those who will serve alongside him at the highest level have also come under the spotlight. As Trump’s prospective defense secretary, secretary of state and CIA director have been quizzed at confirmation hearings this week, important differences have emerged between how they see Russia and the views of the President-elect. House Speaker Paul…

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US deploys radar in response to North Korea missile threat

US deploys radar in response to North Korea missile threat

The radar, whose home port is in Hawaii, has deployed several times in the past to monitor North Korean missile activity. But it can only remain at sea for a certain, undisclosed, period of time, so military officials try to calculate the most significant times, the official said. Generally the SB-X is sent north of Hawaii and stationed about halfway to Alaska for the optimum spot to track a potential North Korean missile launch headed…

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