St. Luke of Simferopol: Spiritual Fragrance

“The rose does not speak, but puts forth a strong fragrance. We too, should put forth fragrance, pour forth spiritual fragrance, the fragrance of Christ. The fragrance of our deeds should be heard from far around: good, pure, and righteous deeds, full of love. Only thus can the Kingdom of God appear within our hearts,…

St Nikolai Velimirovich: Spiritual Experience

“Our religion is founded on spiritual experience, seen and heard as sure as any physical fact in this world. Not theory, not philosophy, not human emotions, but experience” – St Nikolai Velimirovich

St Maria of Paris: Be Like Christ

“Christ, who approached prostitutes, tax collectors and sinners, can hardly be the teacher of those who are afraid to soil their pristine garments, who are completely devoted to the letter, who live only by the rules, and who govern their whole life according to rules.” – St. Maria of Paris

St Nikolai Velimirovich: Help Your Brother.

“If your heart has been softened either by repentance before God or by learning the boundless love of God towards you, do not be proud with those whose hearts are still hard. Remember how long your heart was hard and incorrigible. Seven brothers were ill in one hospital. One recovered from his illness and got…

St Porphyrios: Joy in Christ!

“We celebrate the death of death, the destruction of hell, the beginning of eternal life. And leaping for joy, we celebrate the cause, the only blessed and most glorious God of our fathers” (Ode 7 of the Paschal Canon). “…Can I give you some advice? In your every sorrow, in your every failure, concentrate for…