Masking the soul ~ Η μάσκα της ψυχής

Proud people belittle others because they have no real value and they try with this disparaging behavior of theirs to cover the impurity and the insignificance of their own soul ... Saint Luke of Crimea , the Physician (Speeches, Volume III p. 250) Οι υπερήφανοι άνθρωποι φέρονται υποτιμητικά γιατί δέν έχουν κάποια πραγματική ἀξία καί... Continue Reading →

Angels and the chosen ones of God ~ Οι άγγελοι και οι εκλεκτοί Του Θεού

Angels pour incense and myrrh to the chosen ones of God. Andreas the fool for Christ (9th-10th century), sitting in a corner,he listened to his spiritual child, Epiphanius, reading a speech by Basil the GreatAs long as the reading lasted, an aroma like precious perfumes poured out.When the reading was over, the fragrance was lost.... Continue Reading →

Easter Message

Jesus told the Parable of the Fig Tree—Luke 13:6-9—immediately after reminding His listeners of a tower over the pool of Siloam (John 9:7) which unexpectedly fell and killed eighteen people. The moral of that story is found in Luke 13:3: “Unless you repent, you will likewise perish.” To reiterate this moral, Jesus tells the story of the fig tree, the... Continue Reading →

We worship Thy Passion, O Christ. Seeing her own lamb being led to the slaughter,Mary, the Ewe, was worn out,and she followed Him with the other women, crying,Whither goest Thou, Child? Why dost Thou travel along so fast?Maybe there is another wedding in Canaand thou art hurrying now to make for them wine out of water?Shall I come with Thee,... Continue Reading →

Saint Maximus the Confessor – “Philokalia” ~ Άγιος Μάξιμος ο Ομολογητής -“Φιλοκαλία”

Quotes on love - Saint Maximus the Confessor, "Philokalia" He who loves Christ is bound to imitate Him to the best of his ability. Christ, for example, was always conferring blessings on people; He was long-suffering when they were ungrateful and blasphemed Him; and when they beat Him and put Him to death, He endured... Continue Reading →

The river Jordan recognizes the coming of Jesus Christ ~ Ο ποταμός Ιορδάνης αναγνωρίζει την έλευση Του Ιησού Χριστού

Reposted from @trisagionfilms The river Jordan trembled and was driven backfilled with fear at Your coming in the flesh, while John drew back in awe as he fulfilled the ministry of a prophet. The ranks of angels stood amazed when they beheld You in the flesh being baptized in the streams.  And we, who were in... Continue Reading →

The king of the prophets, John the Baptist ~ Ο βασιλιάς των προφητών, ο Ιωάννης ο Βαπτιστής

The king of the prophets, John the Baptist, came from the wilderness and cried out in pain, "Repent!" Let us repent so deeply and so sincerely that we become "pure" like the morning dew and like the first rays of the sun that fall on it. Saint Nicholas Velimirovich Ο βασιλιάς των προφητών, ο Ιωάννης... Continue Reading →

Orthodox Christian Saint Quotes ~ Λόγια Ορθοδόξων Χριστιανών Αγίων

This life is a test, which is the ticket to the other, real life. This life is just a dream. A dream, which nevertheless has been given to us to make proper use of ¬which is the confession of our Orthodox Christian faith of the only true Living God and the only friend man has... Continue Reading →

Saint Seraphim of Sarov ~ Άγιος Σεραφείμ του Σαρώφ

“When the Spirit of God descends upon a man and overshadows him with the fullness of His outpouring, then his soul overflows with a joy not to be described, for the Holy Spirit turns to joy whatever He touches. The Kingdom of Heaven is peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” + Saint Seraphim of... Continue Reading →

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