Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk

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 […]

rainbow of the soul

rainbow of the soul

“Just as the earth in the Spring is washed by the rain, warmed by the sun, and becomes warmed by greenery and flowers, so you beloved, wash your soul with tears of repentance, and warm it with the rays of God’s grace and feelings and […]

as we forgive

as we forgive

+ During the upcoming Fast we approach the mystery of repentance and ask the Lord to forgive us of our sins.   But this will only be given to us only if we forgive each other’s offenses. + Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk A homily preached […]

preserve the faith

preserve the faith

+ And you brethren,… build up within your hearts a firm foundation for the Faith in Christ; be the stones that are firm and living. + Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk

kindle grace

kindle grace

+ To kindle the grace of God in yourself, exercise yourself also in reading the Word of God.  The Word of God is a hammer that crushes and softens our stony hearts; it is a fire that burns away the uncleanness of our sins and […]

the voice of the Church

the voice of the Church

+ When Christians listen to the voice of the Church and live according to its commands, truly they have peace & love + Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk

fullness of faith

fullness of faith

+ The Orthodox Church has preserved the Faith of Christ, as a priceless treasure, in all of its original purity, wholeness, and flawlessness, so that our Faith is “the Faith of the Apostles, the Faith of the Fathers, the Orthodox Faith.” + Saint Tikhon of […]

the way of the cross

the way of the cross

If He endured offenses and abuses, and terrible sufferings and the Life-giving Cross while being innocent, then even more so we must endure suffering, which we rightly deserve through our sin, without complaint + In one word, each of us must crucify himself with Christ. […]

lay aside earthy cares

lay aside earthy cares

+ In the mysteries, in the order and life of the Church, a Christian draws peace and delight and calmness for his heart. The nature of man is transformed and renewed, and into his meek, gentle, truly humble, merciful and loving soul comes the God […]

peace from above

peace from above

+ Peace is dispersed everywhere in the Church of Christ. Here people pray for peace in the whole world, for the unity of all, here all call one another brethren… here everyone is loved, even enemies are forgiven and cared for. + Saint Tikhon of […]