Mount Athos - Wisdom - Holiness
Labour in vain
19 Jul 2019 at 5:00am
It’s a waste of effort to serve the devil while invoking God‘s mercy.
Evangelical Monasticism – Part 2
18 Jul 2019 at 5:15pm
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Only the heart of a person who is continuously being cleansed by repentance from egotism, selfishness and the passions can really love God and other people. Egotism and love are irreconcilable. It’s often the...
If you but knew…
18 Jul 2019 at 5:00am
If you hate your enemy, you show how senseless you are. Because if your enemy hounds you, you hound yourself as well, inside you. Tell me, isn’t it hounding, the worst and fiercest form of persecution, if your hatred torments you as regards your ...
Europe and freedom of religion
17 Jul 2019 at 5:15pm
We live in a Europe that manifests more and more its secular character. Secularism is seen as the alternative to theocracy (that exists as political form of governance in some Islamic countries), as a historical result of the Enlightenment and as ...
Take a look
17 Jul 2019 at 5:00am
You have a long struggle ahead! You have to cultivate a bold outlook within yourself. Have a look at the things you love. Are you over-fond of them? Are you too attached to them? Renounce them. That’s the answer the Lord expects from you.
The Holy Victorious Martyr Marina – 17 July
16 Jul 2019 at 5:56pm
Saint Marina was from a village in Pisidia, the daughter and only child of a certain Aidesios, a pagan priest, and lived in the reign of Emperor Claudius II. When she was twelve, her mother died and she was given into the charge of another woman ...
Constantine the Great through Lactantius & Eusebius’ texts
16 Jul 2019 at 5:15pm
This is an excerpt from Lactantius describing that “Constantine was advised in a dream to place the celestial sign of God on his shields… Having been armed with this sign, the army took up its weapons…”.
After routing Maxentius’ forces in north...
The ultimate injustice
16 Jul 2019 at 5:00am
Hypocrisy’s the result of envy and all evils derive from it. Hypocrites are the most unjust of people, because thinking you’re just when you’re not is the final injustice.
Evangelical Monasticism – Part 1
16 Jul 2019 at 2:45am
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is glad tidings [Gospel= gōd ‘good’ + spel news], because it brings into the world not only a new teaching, but a new life to replace the old one. The old life was dominated by sin, passions, corruption and deat...