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Your doctors
5 Dec 2019 at 5:00am

Don’t get upset when people laugh at you; don’t be spiteful to those who hate you and slander you. Love them as if they’re your physicians, sent by God to teach you humility.



Letter from Prison by the Romanian New Confessor Valeriu Gafencu (†18 Februar...
5 Dec 2019 at 3:52am

29 January 1946

Life is different from what people imagine it to be. And people themselves are different from what they imagine themselves to be. The truth really is different from what the human mind usually considers it to be.

I want to be since...



Unaccustomed dryness
4 Dec 2019 at 5:00am

People who, from a natural disposition shed rivers of tears, effortlessly, pointlessly and uselessly, as well as those who shed them from some sinful impulse, when they want to weep in a God-pleasing manner, soon see that there’s an unusual deart...



Adapt your life
3 Dec 2019 at 5:00am

You have to accustom your mind to bask in the law of the Lord, under Whose direction you will adapt your life accordingly. Nothing contributes to internal peace as much as silence and talking to yourself rather than to other people.



It’s also called defence
2 Dec 2019 at 5:00am

Revenge is the incitement to cause harm or punishment on the part of the person who’s been wronged. It’s also called defence. Revenge is preserving your high opinion regarding your own superiority through achievements that are equal to or more br...



Unveil my Eyes
1 Dec 2019 at 11:15am

The cure of the blind man in Jericho is the last miracle Saint Luke relates before Christ’s entry into Jerusalem and His path towards His Passion. And it may be no coincidence that on Great Friday the hymnographer puts into Christ’s mouth the bitt...



Glory and riches
1 Dec 2019 at 5:00am

‘Guard your heart’ These words have been said at various times in the past by experienced ascetics. The basic thing is the following. The human heart is the same: its hunger and thirst are one and the same and nothing can satisfy it to saturation...



14th Sunday of Luke: Physical or Spiritual Blindness?
30 Nov 2019 at 5:19pm

14th Sunday of Saint Luke today, and we’ve now entered the month of Christmas. Jesus enters Jericho and comes across a suffering person whose affliction is blindness. It’s a terrible cross for him not to enjoy the first and greatest of God’s goods...



An ever-flowing torrent
30 Nov 2019 at 5:00am

If we turn our attention to our mind, we’ll see a torrent of successive thoughts and ideas. This torrent is unrelenting, it tumbles quickly in every direction and at every moment- at home, in church, at work, when we’re reading, when we’re talkin...



The Holy Apostle Andrew
29 Nov 2019 at 5:15pm

Today the Church celebrates and honors the sacred memory of the holy Αpostle Andrew, the First-called. Saint Andrew was from Bethsaida in Galilee, a small town on the shores of Lake Gennesaret. He was the son of Jonah and the brother of Simon, who...





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