St John Chrysostom: Eye and Hand

“The husband and wife should be similar to the hand and the eye. When the hand hurts, the eyes should be crying. And when the eyes cry, the hand should wipe away the tears.” – St John Chrysostom

St Paisios: Complete Trust in God

“Completely have trust in God, leave everything in His hands, and believe that His love will act for your own benefit. Then God will take care of everything, because there is nothing He cannot do; everything is easy for Him. The difficult thing is for man to decide to humble himself and leave everything to…

St Joseph the Hesychast: Our Prayers

“You think that your voice did not immediately reach the saints, our Panagia, and Christ. On the contrary, even before you cried out, the saints rushed to your aid, knowing that you would call upon them and seek their God-given protection. However, since you do not see beyond what is apparent and do not know…

St Anthony The Great: Humility to Overcome Evil

Abba Anthony said, “I saw the snares that the enemy spreads out over the world and I said groaning, “What can get through from such snares?” Then I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Humility.’ – St Anthony The Great, Sayings of the Desert Fathers

St John Chrysostom: Grace of Holy Spirit

“When the grace of the Holy Spirit enters a soul and is established there, it gushes forth more powerfully than any other spring; it neither ceases, dries up, nor is exhausted. And the Savior, to signify this inexhaustible gift of grace, calls it a spring and a torrent; He also calls it gushing water, to…

St Porphyrios: Praying Continually

“When we pray continually, God will enlighten us as to what we must do in each situation, even the most difficult. God will speak in our heart. He will find ways. Of course, we can combine prayer with fasting. That is, when we are faced with a serious problem or dilemma, we should approach it…

St John Chrysostom: Do Not Fear The Conflict

“Do not fear the conflict, do not flee it, where there is no struggle, there is no virtue, where faith and love are not tempted, it is not possible to be sure whether they are really present. They are proved and revealed in adversity.” – St John Chrysostom

St Paisios: Vitamins For The Soul

“So, read the Fathers, even one or two lines a day. They are very strengthening vitamins for the soul.” – St Paisios of Mount Athos