If you find that there is no love in you, but you want to have it, then do deeds of love, even though you do them without love in the beginning. The Lord will see you desire and striving and will put love in your heart. (St. Ambrose of Optina)
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St. Athanasius the Great in His creed tells us: Whoever wishes to be saved must, more than anything else, keep the universal Faith. Each one who does not do so without hesitation will be lost unto the ages.Whoever Wishes to be Saved… — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe
Our soul is simple, as the image and likeness of God; therefore, when it is well-regulated and is living in accordance with the will of God, then it is peaceful, easy, and joyous; whilst, on the contrary, when it consents to sin, commits sin, or is forced into sin by the Enemy, then it becomes … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Orthodox quote of the day.
The Church of Christ is One, Holy, Universal and Apostolic. She is herself a single spiritual body, whose head is Christ, and who has the one Holy Spirit abiding in her. The local parts of the Church are members of a single body of the Universal Church, and they, like branches of a single tree, … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε The Church of Christ….
The true Christian, moving his tongue to praise God, leans on his knees and raises his hands and mind to plead with God, pours out tears of repentance and pity before God. The true Christian never swears, always speaks the truth ... according to the Lord's command, yes and no in his answers. Saint John … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε The true Christian.
A brother came to see Abba Macarius the Egyptian and said to him, ‘Abba, give me a word, that I might be saved.’ So the old man said to him, Go to the cemetery and abuse the dead.’ The brother went there, abused them and threw stones at them; then he returned and told the … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Go to the cemetery and abuse the dead. (Abba Macarius).
We are all in deception. The knowledge of this is the greatest preventative against deception. It is the greatest deception to acknowledge oneself to be free of deception. St. Ignatius Brianchaninov