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« Reply #180 on: April 25, 2015, 09:18:48 PM »
“Snow can never emit flame.

Water can never issue fire.

A thorn bush can never produce a fig.

Just so, your heart can never be free

from oppressive thoughts, words, and actions

until it has purified itself internally.

Be eager to walk this path.

Watch your heart always.

Constantly say the prayer

“Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me.”

Be humble.

Set your soul in quietness.”

St. Hesychius the Priest
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« Reply #181 on: April 25, 2015, 09:21:16 PM »
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« Reply #182 on: April 26, 2015, 09:07:20 AM »
"When we say during the Holy Sacrament of Marriage’ prayers, that the woman shall be obedient to her husband, the husband must also take heed when he is told in the same prayer, that he must love her. The woman must also not forget that this obedience is her way to salvation. And if the man is the head of the family then the woman is the heart, and this heart is made by God that He may find rest in it."
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« Reply #183 on: May 02, 2015, 08:14:09 PM »
“A fish that is alive swims against the flow of water. One that is dead floats down with the water. A true Christian goes against the current of sinful age. A false one is swept away by its swiftness.”

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« Reply #184 on: May 03, 2015, 11:42:40 AM »
"We should zealously cultivate watchfulness, my brethren; and with our mind purified in Christ Jesus, we are exalted by the vision it confers, we should review our sins and our former life, so that shattered and humbled at the thought of them we may never lose the help of Jesus Christ our God in the invisible battle."
St. Hesychius the Presbyter

"Ever let mercy outweigh all else in you. Let our compassion be a mirror where we may see in ourselves that likeness and that true image which belong to the Divine nature and Divine essence. A heart hard and unmerciful will never be pure."
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« Reply #185 on: May 10, 2015, 07:49:36 PM »
“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”
The Epistle of St. James (1:19-22)
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« Reply #186 on: May 10, 2015, 08:50:58 PM »
"How beautiful, then, the marriage of two Christians, two who are one in hope, one in desire, one in the way of life they follow, one in the religion they practice. They are as brother and sister, both servants of the same Master. Nothing divides them, either in flesh or in spirit. They are, in very truth, two in one flesh; and where there is but one flesh there is also but one spirit. They pray together, they worship together, they fast together; instructing one another, encouraging one another, strengthening one another, side by side they visit God's church and partake of God's Banquet; side by side they face difficulties and persecution, share their consolations. They have no secrets from one another; they never shun each other's company; they never bring sorrow to each other's hearts. Unembarrassed they visit the sick and assist the needy. They give alms without anxiety; they attend the Sacrifice without difficulty; they perform their daily exercises of piety without hindrance. They need not be furtive about making the Sign of the Cross, nor timorous in greeting the brethren, nor silent in asking a blessing of God. Psalms and hymns they sing to one another, striving to see which one of them will chant more beautifully the praises of their Lord. Hearing and seeing this, Christ rejoices. To such as these He gives His peace. Where there are two together, there also He is present; and where He is, there evil is not."

Tertullian:On Marriage
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« Reply #187 on: May 21, 2015, 01:39:27 PM »
“Love Him simply and humbly, without any demand, and He Himself will free you.”

Saint Porphyrios
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« Reply #188 on: May 22, 2015, 12:48:37 PM »
"Bridle your soul’s incensive power with love, quench it’s desire with self-control, give wings to its intelligence with prayer, and the light of your intellect will never be darkened."

St Maximos the Confessor
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« Reply #189 on: May 23, 2015, 01:06:41 PM »
 "In His unbounded love, God became what we are that He might make us what He is."
St. Irenaeus
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« Reply #190 on: May 23, 2015, 02:31:40 PM »
I wonder if Alxandra has any favorite quotes she'd like to share?



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« Reply #191 on: Yesterday at 01:02:42 PM »
“Although we have received the power to become the children of God (cf. John 1:12), we do not actually attain this sonship unless we strip ourselves of the passions.”

St. Thalassius
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« Reply #192 on: Yesterday at 01:41:28 PM »
I wonder if Alxandra has any favorite quotes she'd like to share?



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Forgive me for posting so frequently, but there are so many beautiful words in our faith :)
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