Category: Holy Fathers Quote

Happiness is a Pure Heart

How mistaken are those people who seek happiness outside of themselves, in foreign lands and journeys, in riches and glory, in great possessions and pleasures, in diversions and vain things, which have a bitter end! It is the same thing to construct the tower of happiness outside of ourselves, as it is to build a […]

The Caress of Prayer

A child needs to be surrounded by people who pray and pray ardently. A mother should not be satisfied by giving her child a physical caress, but should also coddle it with the caress of prayer. In the depth of its soul the child senses the spiritual caress that its mother conveys to it and […]

For the Sake of the Poor

If you have riches, avoid applying your heart to them lest you thus depart in your heart from God. Ye cannot serve God and Mammon (Mt. 6:24). Likewise avoid squandering God’s blessings on whims and luxury; they are given you from God not for your sake alone, but also for the sake of other poor […]

“Let Us At Least Die Like Christians!”

In the book “Everyday Saints” there is a section about a monastery in Russia which had fallen into moral decay. This was not long ago, by the way. It all happened only a century ago. These monks, not unlike the Prodigal son, had taken the divine inheritance from their heavenly Father, and spent it on […]

Worldly Distractions

All the labour and all the care of our adversary consists in trying to divert our thought from the remembrance of God and from love for Him. To this end he uses the charm of the world, and draws us away from the true good to false, unreal goods. St. Makarios the Great

The Path to Peace

To die to one’s neighbor is this: To bear your own faults and not to pay attention to anyone else wondering whether they are good or bad. Do no harm to anyone, do not think anything bad in your heart towards anyone, do not scorn the man who does evil, do not put confidence in […]

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