St. Philip's Prayer Discipline


St. Philip's Prayer Discipline exists to provide a daily balance rule of prayer for those who wish to deepen their spiritual life and to learn to pray as the faithful have done for generations and generations. His Eminence Metropolitan Philip gave his blessing years ago for this Discipline to be created. Over the years, a large number of faithful have joined. They come from many jurisdictions and from far-flung places. Many of those who have become members have preserved and still continue to participate.

Prayer is a human need and all need to seek out the Creator and develop a regular "dialogue" with Him. And, as both, it needs to be developed and honed. The Fathers were well aware of this and that is why they created the role of the spiritual Father, who would train and guide his spiritual children. The goal of this is simple: to teach us to pray diligently and effectively so as to enhance our spiritual lives and to fortify us, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to persevere unto our life's end.

Becoming a member of the Prayer Discipline is very simple. After your own serious reflection and prayer; and, if you are already under the guidance of a spiritual Father, with his blessing, contact the Director, Fr. Joseph Huneycutt, at the address provided below.

Every new member is provided with the Discipline's Prayer Manual, which contains the form of prayer for every day and some sound Orthodox teaching. In addition, a spiritual book (which is changed periodically) is included for the member's edification. The Fellowship asks for a $25.00 donation to cover these materials, postage and handling. Please make checks payable to: Fellowship of St. John the Divine. Send your name, address, telephone number and email address to the Director at:

Fr. Joseph Huneycutt
St. Joseph Antiochian Orthodox Church
10644 Hammerly Blvd., Houston, TX 77043
Phone: (713) 973-7001 Fax: (713) 973-7006
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