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Practical Repentance and its fruits

Filed in Spirituality by on September 12, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1026
Practical Repentance and its fruits

    Christ is the living truth. “I am the way, and the truth and the life” (John 14, 6). Therefore, He is life without beginning, unlimited (ἀπεριόριστος), unbound (ἀδέσμευτος), co-eternal with the Father, inseparable and undivided from him. “Praise be to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in […]

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A Guide to Christian Life

Filed in Spirituality by on September 29, 2012 0 Comments • views: 847
A Guide to Christian Life

Let yourself be persecuted, but do not persecute others. Be crucified, but do not crucify others. Be slandered, but do not slander others. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep: such is the sign of purity. Suffer with the sick. Be afflicted with sinners. Exult with those who repent. Be the […]

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基督徒生命引导

Filed in Spirituality by on October 6, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1697
基督徒生命引导

宁愿自己承受逼迫,也不去逼迫他人; 宁愿自己被钉受死,也不去钉死他人; 宁愿自己忍受诬陷,也不去诬陷他人; 与喜乐的人同乐,与哀哭的人同哭——–如此才是单纯的实现   与病痛者共尝苦味, 与罪中人同经折磨, 与悔过者齐庆欢欣, 可与众人为友,但却持有灵里独醒, 可分他人苦楚,但却持守彼此间距, 不责人不斥人,即便与极恶之人共处   张开你的义袍遮盖深陷恶中的,令每一位每一个都得到保护, 即使你无法替他人承担过犯及引来的惩罚,也不要诋毁其人格   叙利亚的圣以撒

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Saint Isaac the Syrian: On the proper way to face sorrows

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Saint Isaac the Syrian: On the proper way to face sorrows

Just as the eyebrows approach each other, so are the temptations close to men. It was the economy of God to be so, with wisdom that we may receive benefit: namely, through knocking persistently, because of the sorrows, on the door of God’s mercy and to enter into your mind, due to the fear of […]

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The Problem with Abundance

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The Problem with Abundance

People are rarely satisfied with having enough. Many say to themselves,“If a little is good, then surely more is better.” This belief appeals to our desire for greater freedom: we want a larger selection to choose from to appease whatever mood strikes us at the moment. And people laud freedom as if it is a […]

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Blessed Symeon, the simple Porter of Piraeus

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Blessed Symeon, the simple Porter of Piraeus

In 1922 there came from Asia Minor with the refugees a Greek orphan named Symeon. He settled in Piraeus in a small shack and there grew up by himself. He had a carriage by which he did the work of a porter, carrying things to the port of Piraeus. He was illiterate and did not […]

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Saint Gregory of Nyssa: On Perfection

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Saint Gregory of Nyssa: On Perfection

[J.173 & M.252] You manifest a determination to know how you can perfect your life in accord with virtue so that through all events you may succeed in being blameless in life. I would especially like good examples to be found in my own life for offering instruction in facts rather than in theory. I […]

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Saint Gregory of Nyssa: Against Fate

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Saint Gregory of Nyssa: Against Fate

[M.145 & J.31] You certainly recall the occasion when, if I may speak in accord with the Gospel, the great mountain of faithlessness in your midst was recently transformed into faith (cf. Mt 17.20). In his old age the most wise Eusebios pondered over the [M.148] necessity of human intention and what seems to be […]

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Concerning Repentance by Saint Nektarios of Pentapolis

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Concerning Repentance by Saint Nektarios of Pentapolis

According to Saint John of Damaskos, repentance is a return from the unnatural to the natural state and from the devil to God through ascesis and toil; moreover, it is a voluntary return from transgressions toward the opposite virtues. The signs of repentance are remorse and a change of mind, while characteristics of repentance include […]

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Marriage and the Family: Models and Comparisons within the Orthodox Tradition

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Marriage and the Family: Models and Comparisons within the Orthodox Tradition

Models and Comparisons Man moves through life always having need of examples, models, standards, ideals, and comparisons. He has to find support somewhere in order to see or understand something else. From the familiar he proceeds to the dissimilar and gradually draws near to and perceives that which is distant. He uses this way of […]

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