St Luke the Surgeon: Stand Firm in Faith

“May the sweetest Jesus be always in your thoughts, may He be a harbor to which you return again and again…Furthermore, do not cease to call upon the Panagia to help whenever you have need, and more. Continue your path with courage, with much courage. Let your heart rejoice in the Lord, and He will…

St Porphyrios: Nature & God’s Grace

“All these things connected with nature help us greatly in our spiritual life when they are conjoined with the grace of God. When I sense the harmony of nature, I am brought to tears. Why should we be bored with life? Let us live life with the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Truth. The…

St Seraphim of Sarov: Heart Filled With Love

“The Lord seeks a heart filled to overflowing with love for God and our neighbour; this is the throne on which He loves to sit and on which He appears in the fullness of His heavenly glory. ‘Son, give Me thy heart,’ He says, ‘and all the rest I Myself will add to thee (Prov….

St Paisios: Grace of God

“The basic thing is for man to take care not to lose the Grace of God, so as to have divine enlightenment. For everything is in vain if there is no divine enlightenment.” – St Paisios of Mount Athos

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