friends of Christ

friends of Christ

A true friend is known in misfortune. he is our true friend and one who loves us who does not forsake us in misfortune. Likewise, the true lover of Christ is he who abides with Christ in this world, and cleaves to Him in his heart, and uncomplainingly endures the Cross with Him, and desires to be with Him inseparably in the age to come. Saint Tikhon of...

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the least cry of your soul

the least cry of your soul

Let us have confidence in God, remembrance and love toward Him  The Holy Mountain has shown us that the Grace of God is active everywhere   Do you know what Saint John Damascene calls Divine Grace : a vault of God There where you are sitting, where for years you have been expecting God and not found Him… He all of a sudden leaps and enters you, embraces you, kisses you and fills you with the breath of His nostrils, with His love, His...

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the most divine element

the most divine element

Prayer is the most divine element that exists within man   It transports us to God and is the means by which we are bound to Him   Through prayer the communion of the Persons of the Trinity is made available to us and becomes the form of our own communication with God Thus it is not a question of reciting this or that prayer, but rather that everything within us should become a prayer, that we should be praying in everything through all prayer...

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train your senses

train your senses

Christians are the “real” realists.  The Son of God by his Incarnation has demonstrated that the world is filled with symbols of God.  These symbols that God has planted in the world testify not only to His existence, but also to the goodness of His Creation.  By the example of His own life, Christ teaches us that through our senses we may commence our spiritual journey, and that He will receive us into Paradise in the full...

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in but not of

in but not of

We are not sanctified by ghe place in which we live, but by the way we live. + Saint Iakovos Precious Vessels of the Holy Spirit The Lives and Counsels of Contemporary Elders of Greece (page...

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