St John Chrysostom: Laughter

“Laughter has been implanted in our soul, that the soul may sometime be refreshed.” – St John Chrysostom

St Joseph the Hesychast: Jesus Prayer

“Keep saying the prayer! Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me! Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me! This is what will save you. The name of Christ will illumine your mind (nous); it will strengthen your soul; it will help you in the war against the demons; it will cultivate the virtues; and it…

St Nektarios of Aegina: Salvation

“Two factors are involved in man’s salvation: the grace of God and the will of man. Both must work together, if salvation is to be attained.” – St. Nektarios of Aegina

St Joseph the Hesychast: Hope of Salvation

“The only hope of salvation from the delusions and the heresies, the innovations and the traps of wicked people and of the devil is prayer, repentance and humility.” – St Joseph the Hesychast

St Macarius the Great: Hidden in Sorrows & Sufferings

“You should know that, hidden away in sorrows and sufferings, in patience and faith are God’s promises, as also are His glory and the acquisition of the heavenly blessings. Because even the wheat that’s sown in the earth first has to rot and seemingly decay before we can enjoy its beauty and the multiplication of…

Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica: The Lord Permits Disappointments

“The Lord permits many disappointments, sorrows, and misfortunes to befall us in this earthly life in order that we might stop placing our trust in the world, which harms us so much, and that we might realize that He alone is the Source of all comfort, peace, and stillness.”– Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

St John Climacus: The Christian

“The Christian is one who imitates Christ in thought, word and deed, as far as is possible for human beings, believing rightly and blamelessly in the Holy Trinity.” – St John Climacus

Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica: Prayer in Family

“It is of great significance if there is a person who truly prays in a family. Prayer attracts God’s grace and all the members of the family feel it, even those whose hearts have grown cold. Pray always.”– Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

St. Ambrose of Milan: Our Physician

“I have found a Physician who dwells in heaven, but who distributes his medicine on earth. He alone can cure my wounds because He does not suffer from them; He alone can take all sorrow away from my heart and all fear from my soul, because He knows me in the depths of my being.”—…

St Isaac the Syrian: God’s Wisdom

“If God is slow in answering your request, or if you ask but do not promptly receive anything, do not be upset, for you are not wiser than God.”– St. Isaac the Syrian