Purification of the Heart

The First Stage of the Spiritual Life

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The purification of the heart is the essential starting point of the Christian life. How do we identify the presence of the passions in our own lives, and what are the means, the medicine, that the Church gives us to overcome them?


Rev. Thomas Moses
Rev. Thomas Moses

Rev. Thomas Moses lives in Upstate New York with his wife and two daughters. He serves as administrator and priest of St. Basil the Great Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Utica, NY. He and his wife Rebekah serve as co-directors of the National Association for Melkite Youth, and he is a frequent host and presenter for God With Us. He graduated from Sts. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2017 with a Master of Divinity degree. He served as a theology teacher at Bishop Guertin High School and a per diem chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH until he was ordained a priest in November of 2021.



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