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 Advertisements

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

Father Seraphim Rose: Focus On Yourself

“Don’t criticize or judge other people—regard everyone else as an angel, justify their mistakes and weaknesses, and condemn only yourself as the worst sinner. This is step one in any kind of spiritual life” – Father Seraphim Rose

St John Chrysostom: Afflictions

“Afflictions, illness, ill health and the pains that our bodies experience are counted for the remission of our trespasses. They are the furnace in which we are purified” – St John Chrysostom

St John Chrysostom: Scriptures

“To get the full flavor of an herb, it must be pressed between the fingers, so it is the same with the Scriptures; the more familiar they become, the more they reveal their hidden treasures and yield their indescribable riches.” —St. John Chrysostom  

St John Chrysostom: Marriage

“If a man and a woman marry in order to be companions on the journey to heaven, then their union will bring them great joy” – St John Chrysostom

Job 42:2: God’s Purpose

“I know that you can do all things and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted” – Job 42:2

St Nektarios of Aegina: Trials

“The man who is not tested will be ignorant of the truth. Trials are an indisputable witness of God’s love and compassion for man, wherefore also he must give thanks in everything. A man’s imperfection calls for trials to perfect him; trials open the mental eyes of the lovers of God to the light of…