Christian Struggle Deacon Peter Markevich Jordanville Readings December 23, 2020 “It is in one’s personal effort to eradicate evil and to implant good that the essence of Christian struggle or asceticism lies.” — Archbishop Averky, The Struggle for Virtue Today’s reading on Christian struggle is taken from: The Struggle for Virtue: Asceticism in a Modern Secular Societyby Archbishop Averky (Taushev) Available in print and digital form, wherever books are sold. Music: Sessional Hymn after the third ode at Matins for Holy Saturday. Automelon: Thy tomb, O Saviour About the Podcast Jordanville Readings is produced and distributed by Holy Trinity Publications in Jordanville, NY with the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Luke of Syracuse. All rights reserved. Subscribe today at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts to automatically receive new episodes as they become available! We’ll also post new episodes here at Orthodox Life. For more information about our publishing work, please visit HolyTrinityPublications.com Please support this podcast and our wider publishing work by making a monthly pledge of support.