seek God’s Grace

seek God’s Grace

God’s Grace has chosen for its action the Churches of God and the divine services.  So you too go to Church and patiently and attentively, and reverently attend the celebration of the divine services.  The appearance of the Church – together with its interior structure and decoration, the ritual structure of the divine services, and the chanting with the readings –  all of these can act to produce their effect on you.  So it...

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model of brotherly love

model of brotherly love

Cover a man who stumbles, so long as you receive no harm from him …and give him encouragement.  Then your Master’s loving kindness will bear you up.” Abba...

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holy outbursts

holy outbursts

  Grace acts secretly, but often it bursts out in the open, in holy outbursts and deeds… there is fire inside wood but it is hidden. Rub a piece of wood against another piece, and you get smoke :: then fire appears. There is electricity in amber and sealing wax but it is not visible. Rub a piece and immediately you will notice the attraction of small particles and even some sparking. The telegraph is also silent, but as soon as the...

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only one thing is needed

only one thing is needed

  only one thing is needed + Spiritual needs are above all, and when they are satisfied, then even though the others are not :: peace exists ~ but when spiritual needs are not satisfied, then even though all other needs are richly satisfied, there is no peace. That is why the satisfaction of them is called + the one thing needful + Saint Theophan the...

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o ye peoples

o ye peoples

  O ye peoples of the earth, fashioned  by God, know your Creator and His love for us! Know the love of Christ, and live in peace and thereby rejoice in the Lord, Who in His mercy waits for all men to come unto Him. Saint...

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