St John Chrysostom: Afflictions

“Of all the afflictions that burden the human race, there is not one, whether spiritual or bodily, that cannot be healed by the Holy Scriptures.” – St John Chrysostom

St Porphyrios: Living in Christ

“If we wish to follow Him, then this life, too, with Christ, is joy, even amid difficulties. As Saint Paul says, I rejoice in my sufferings. This is our religion, and this is the direction we must move in. It is not the outward formalities that count; it is living in Christ that matters. When…

Father Seraphim Rose: Truth

“Why is the truth, it would seem, revealed to some and not to others? Is there a special organ for receiving revelation from God? Yes, though usually we close it and do not let it open up: God’s revelation is given to something called a loving heart” – Father Seraphim Rose

St John of Kronstadt: Battle With Self

“My life — is a lengthy, stubborn and constant battle with myself, a battle which I am waging at present, being constantly fortified by God’s grace.” – St John of Kronstadt  

St Paisios: God Wants Humility.

“God wants only one thing from us – humility, nothing else. He only wishes to help us through His Divine grace, which He gave us through Holy Baptism, even before we do anything, before we love Him, before our exploit, because of His inexpressible goodness. His Grace helps us love the Lord, to know Him….

St Seraphim of Sarov: Acquire Peace

“That I am a monk, and you are a layman is of no importance…rather that we are both in the light of the Holy Spirit…acquire the spirit of peace and thousands around you will be saved”  – St Seraphim of Sarov