St Nikolai Velimirovic: A True Friend

“A true friend prays to God for his friend. A true friend cares about the salvation of a friend’s soul. To draw a friend back from false ways and set him on the true path – that is precious friendship. The Saints of God are man’s greatest friends.” – St Nikolai Velimirovic

St Paisios: Spirit of Sacrifice

“If one has the spirit of sacrifice, then he receives divine assistance and God provides for him. The help one receives from God is analogous to the sacrifice and prayer he does for his fellow human beings” – St Paisios of Mount Athos

St Porphyrios: Spiritual Atmosphere

“When you get bitter and annoyed, even if only in thought, you ruin the spiritual atmosphere. You stop the Holy Spirit from working and you allow the devil to increase evil. You should always pray, love and forgive, rejecting each and every bad thought within you.” – St Porphyrios

Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica: Soul is Humbled

“You see, when the soul is humbled, when it submits to the will of God, the spirits of evil no longer have power over it, for it is protected by the Grace of the Holy Spirit and hidden by the Divine flame” – Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

St Nektarios of Aegina: Seek Love Daily

“Seek love. Ask God every day for love. Together with love come all the other benefits and virtues. Love, so that you’ll be loved by others. Give your whole heart to God, so that you’ll dwell in love.” – St Nektarios of Aegina

St Paisios: Try to Correct Yourself

“If you want to help the Church, it is better to try to correct yourself, rather than be looking to correct others. If you manage to correct yourself, one small part of the Church is immediately corrected. Naturally, if everyone did the same, the body of the Church would be in good health. But, today,…

Mother Gavrilia: Greatest Prayer for Others

…the greatest prayer you can make for someone is to be able to say to the Lord truthfully, “I love this person. Thy will be done in his or her life…” – Mother Gavrilia