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Problems with relative or co-worker

April 21, 2019 | Instagram, Wisdom

An honor to speak to God

April 14, 2019 | Instagram, Wisdom

Christ the Physician

April 14, 2019 | Instagram, Wisdom

Lord Jesus Christ, Son and Logos of God

April 13, 2019 | Instagram, Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son and Logos of God, the most tender name of our salvation, great is Your glory, great are Your works, marvelous are Your words, 'sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb' (Ps. 19:10). Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You. Who can glorify and hymn Your coming in the flesh, Your goodness, power, wisdom, Your life in this world and Your teaching? And how is it that Your holy commandments teach us the life of virtue so naturally and so easily? Who, having understood Your commandments and other sayings, will not be astonished when he perceives Your boundless wisdom? For You are the wisdom of God, the life of all, the joy of angels, the ineffable light, the resurrection of the dead, the good shepherd 'who gives His life for the sheep' (Jn. 10:11). – St. Peter of Damascus #orthodox #orthodoxy #orthodoxchurch #christian #wisdomofthefathers #stpeterofdamascus #thegoodshepherd #glorybetogod

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Keeping silent

April 2, 2019 | Instagram, Wisdom

Avoid Fantasies

November 3, 2016 | Instagram, Wisdom

My child, be careful with your imagination. All sins originate from the imagination; it is the root of sin. So be careful. As soon as a fantasy of a person or deed comes, of something you saw or heard, immediately drive it away from your mind with anger and the prayer. Say it rapidly and intensely, and at once entreat our Panagia mentally with pain to help you, and I trust in God that you will obtain the victory. You were proud, and this is why the devil started fighting you. Humble yourself now; abase yourself; insult yourself mentally, and God, seeing your humility, will help you. Just as you avoid fire so that you do not get burned, and a snake so that you do not get bitten, likewise — and even more so — you should avoid the devil’s fantasies! Be careful, I repeat, with filthy fantasies; because this is how great spiritual men have fallen and perished… Elder Efraim of Arizona

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The Rich Man Who Gives

November 1, 2016 | Instagram, Uncategorized, Wisdom

Nature of Angels

October 21, 2016 | Instagram, Uncategorized, Wisdom

"The nature of angels is in some ways quite different from the nature of man, and in other ways similar to it. On the one hand, the differences are these: The angels are bodiless and, as such, invisible to our physical eyes. Having no body, they consequently have no bodily needs or desires and passions, no cares about food, drink, clothes or shelter. Nor do they possess the impulse and cravings for procreation. They neither marry nor are given in marriage (Matt. 22:30). They have no worries about the future either, and no fear of death. For, though God created them before man, they are neither aged nor aging, but unchangingly youthful, beautiful and strong. They have no anxiety about their salvation and no struggle for immorality, being already immortal. Unlike men, they are not faltering between good and evil, being already good and holy as when God created them. On the other hand, the angels are similar to men in that they are personalities, everyone being individually conscious of himself. Like men, they have intelligence, emotions, free will and acting capacity. And withal they bear personal names like men. Some of their names we know either from Scripture or Church Tradition. They are: Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Salathiel, Barachiel, Jeremiel, Jegudiel." – St. Nicholai Velimirovic #TheOrthodoxWay #OrthodoxChristian #EasternOrthodox #Christian #TheChurch #Christ #Lord #Mercy #Love #Light #Faith #Prayer #Philotimo #TheCross #World #Salvation #Angels

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Correct your own sins

October 18, 2016 | Instagram, Uncategorized, Wisdom

"Do not be irritated either with those who sin or those who offend; do not have a passion for noticing every sin in your neighbour, and for judging him, as we are in the habit of doing. Everyone shall give an answer to God for himself. Everyone has a conscience; everyone hears Gods Word, and knows Gods Will either from books or from conversation with other people. Especially do not look with evil intention upon the sins of your elders which do not regard you; "to his own master he standeth or falleth." Correct your own sins, amend your own life." – St. John of Kronstadt #TheOrthodoxWay #OrthodoxChristian #EasternOrthodox #Christian #TheChurch #Christ #Lord #Mercy #Love #Light #Faith #Prayer #Philotimo #TheCross #World #Salvation

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Do not hate the sinner

October 18, 2016 | Instagram, Uncategorized, Wisdom

Do not hate the sinner; for we are all laden with guilt. If for the sake of God you are moved to oppose him, weep over him. Why do you hate him? Hate his sins and pray for him, that you may imitate Christ Who was not wroth with sinners, but interceded for them. Do you not see how He wept over Jerusalem? We are mocked by the devil in many instances, so why should we hate the man who is mocked by him who mocks us also? Why, O man, do you hate the sinner? Could it be because he is not so righteous as you? But where is your righteousness when you have no love? Why do you not shed tears over him? But you persecute him. In ignorance some, who are considered to be discerning men, are moved to anger against the deeds of sinners. – St. Isaac the Syrian #orthodox #orthodoxy #orthodoxchurch #christian #wisdomofthefathers #stisaacthesyrian

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