Posts about passions

Feast of Healthy Thoughts

Punks to Monks:Effects of the Last Rebellion

Watch Now as Fr. John Valadez unpacks what he means by Death to the World. “The world” is the general name for all the passions. When we wish to…

Oct 12, 2017
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The Spirit of Lust

Saint Cassian the Roman   The second struggle we have to engage in is against the spirit of lust and bodily desire, which begins to bother people…

Aug 02, 2017
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On the need to cut off the passions quickly before the soul becomes used to them

Abba Dorotheos Set your minds, brethren, to the examination of your affairs and don’t neglect yourselves, because even a little neglect can lead us into…

Jun 22, 2017
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Cut off the passions before the soul becomes accustomed to them – 2

Abbas Dorotheos     When I was in the coenobium, the Abbot, with the consent of the Elders, made me guest-master. I was, at the time, recovering…

Jan 17, 2017
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Cut off the passions before the soul becomes accustomed to them

Abbas Dorotheos: That we should take care to cut off the passions quickly before the soul becomes accustomed to them. Dorothei Gaza, frescă Dionysiou,…

Jan 12, 2017
Led by the Spirit

The Price on Our Heads

The Price On Our Heads In America the word “Slavery” calls to mind very specific and charged imagery from our Nation’s past.  But the institution…

Dec 13, 2016
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Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia: Material Desires and Hidden Need

We understand deprivation when we’ve got nothing to eat. We’re not aware of any lack when we don’t have God in our lives. It’s terrible. It’s…

Nov 05, 2014