It’s the same

It’s the same

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   We should also note that we priests often lose the wonderful entry into the presence of God at the Holy Sacrament of the Anaphora, because we weren’t in God’s presence enough before we came to the Divine Liturgy. The same is true for all of us...

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The result of judging others

The result of judging others

Saint John of the Ladder   Listen to me, listen to me all you bad judges of other people’s sins. Because if it’s true- and it really is- that ‘For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged’ (Matth. 7, 2), then rest assured that we shall fall into...

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The weight will be lifted

The weight will be lifted

When you feel a persistent weight or you’re tormented by lack of faith, you should know that the enemy has taken his seat in your heart and is making the most of your ignorance, weakness and instability in the faith. You must condemn your foolishness, blindness and lack of faith...

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Spouse and companion

Spouse and companion

Saint John Chrysostom   Love is the spouse of the angels, the companion of the fathers, table companion of the prophets, and fellow athlete of the martyrs. Love confesses the Father, venerates the Son and glorifies the Holy Spirit. Love doesn’t divide the unanimity of the Trinity. Source: pemptousia.com  ...

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It produces good fruit

It produces good fruit

Elder Filotheos Zervakos   How is it possible for your children to become good people when you yourselves often become angry in front of them and swear by the holy things? When you take what’s not yours and cheat other people? When you steal and lie, when you slander and...

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We could hide

We could hide

When people are in a state of grace, the soul is calm and serene. No-one can provoke them to anger. And then, it’s expected that such people will make a conscious decision to reject evil. They have to defeat all the enemies of their soul while they’re still in this...

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Put them behind you

Put them behind you

Elder Iakovos Tsalikis   If anything’s troubling you psychologically, put it behind you. Our days should pass in peace and meekness. Don’t worry, don’t let it get to you and upset you. Worries eat away at people. Worries ate away at me and I fell ill with my heart and...

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The meeting point

The meeting point

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   Observation of the commandments and patience in trials are typical of the meaning of the Cross and blessed are they who willingly agree to shoulder it. Those who accept this meaning of the Cross as faithful Christians are patient in a different way. They accept...

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It’s the refuge

It’s the refuge

Elder Efraim Vatopaidinos   Our treasure, our hope, what is it? The Church, which isn’t there just to give us material things, though it does that as well. It’s true that, in the difficult trial which the Greek people is undergoing, the Church has proved to be our mother and...

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