“Three Types of Suffering”
by Fr. John Oliver

Hearts and Minds
July 4, 2016

Father John Oliver teaches us about three types of suffering and the healing of the paralytic in John 5.

“The struggle is what we bring to God, only what we bring, because deliverance in His job.”


Fr. John Oliver is the priest of St Elizabeth Orthodox Christian Church, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He is the author of numerous articles and essays, and of Touching Heaven: Discovering Orthodox Christianity on the Island of Valaam, published by Conciliar Press. His newest book is Giver of Life: The Holy Spirit in the Orthodox Christian Tradition which will be published soon by Paraclete Press. A graduate of St Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, he joined the faculty as instructor in Old and New Testament and American Religious History.  He and his wife Lara have three daughters and two sons.

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