Kol Nidre, the haunting melody that begins the Holy of Holies of Jewish time. What is it about Kol Nidre that speaks so powerfully to the Jewish soul? It isn’t the words themselves, dry, prosaic, not poetry, not even a prayer. They’re actually a legal formula for the annulment of vows. So how did they
It’s said that Eskimos have fifty different words for snow. I’m not sure about that, but this I know that Hebrew has many, many words for praise. Lehodot, lehallel, leshabeach, lefa’er, leromem, lehader, levarech, le’aleh, ulekales, and others. Because just as Eskimos live in the midst of snow, so to be a Jew is to
– This button nose specifically, would have been very useful to me as a child. (squeaking) (energetic upbeat music) – [Kendall] I grew up super Christian. – [Abigail] I lived in the middle of nowhere. – [Vivian] On a farm raising cattle. – [Tuisdi] Smaller city in Texas. – We had to go to church
Why confess to a priest instead of just to God? God has a great desire to forgive you. In fact, he loves you so much, that he only wants you to be with him. But you know that in order to maintain a relationship, whenever you do something wrong, you need to ask for forgiveness.
All the time, Holy Ghost. Holy Ghost, all the time. Every day, every day. All the time. Holy Ghost: fellowship, communication, communion. Guess what? If He’s my best friend, we’re besties, then I’m His best friend. It goes both ways. The Holy Ghost is God in the earth today and you walk with him by
His Grace was recalling this question: “why are there no longer spiritual fathers?” Saint Silouan answered such a question saying: “because there are no longer good disciples…” In Russian, “disciple” is also the word for apprentice or novice… So… because there are no longer good novices… For many years I failed to understand this word…