Mount Athos - Wisdom - Holiness
Should a wife ‘fear’ her husband?
17 Sep 2021 at 4:25am
Even though it’s been answered a thousand times, the question is often posed as to why Saint Paul is so ‘provocative’ in his letter to the Ephesians, which is read at the marriage service. He says: ‘and let the wife fear her husband’ and that she ...
To no avail
16 Sep 2021 at 5:52pm
If only everyone were humble, there wouldn’t be any evil in the world: no lies, no cunning, no condemnation, no slander, no envy, no murder, no outrageous actions, no injustice, no wars, earthquakes, floods, disasters and so on. All the ploys, me...
The Cross is a Reminder of Christ
16 Sep 2021 at 2:45am
The Elevation of the Precious Cross belongs to the feasts of the Lord. It centers on the person of Christ, because the Cross became ‘the sign of the Son of Man’.
Once Christ had determined that the means of his voluntary Passion would be death on ...
15 Sep 2021 at 5:51pm
Within us there’s part of the soul that’s called ‘moralist’. When this moralist part of us sees someone going astray, it bridles, even though we ourselves have often done precisely the same. We don’t have an issue with ourselves, though, only wit...
A camera lens
14 Sep 2021 at 5:47pm
Death is a camera lens, and, depending on the state in which it’ll immortalize you, you’ll have the concomitant fate after death. If death finds you in repentance, you’ll be saved; if not, you’ll be punished. This is why we must always be repenta...
The ‘Crucifixion’ of our Passions
14 Sep 2021 at 6:13am
At the sacrament of the bloodless sacrifice, we interact with the Cross of the Savior, since the Cross is the glory of Christ and the glory of the Church. But the Lord says that those who wish to follow him must first deny themselves and take up t...
The Sign of the Cross in the Old Testament
13 Sep 2021 at 5:15pm
In his first epistle to the Corinthians, Saint Paul remarks that the ‘Jews demand a sign’ (1 Cor. 1, 22), that is, they sought a supernatural sign such as the resurrection of the dead or the cure of a person possessed by demons in order to make th...
13 Sep 2021 at 5:13pm
The most effective means of illumining the mind and the best generator of prayer is to keep vigil. The numbing effect of sleepiness immediately lowers the clarity of the mind. It reduces the intellectual capacity of rational nature to compare, di...
Elevation of the Cross
13 Sep 2021 at 5:03pm
In his first Epistle to the Corinthians, Saint Paul says that ‘the Jews seek a sign’ (1, 22). That is that they wanted a supernatural sign, such as the resurrection of the dead or cure of demoniacs, which would allow them to believe in the message...