St Augustine: Grace

“What grace is meant to do is to help good people, not to escape their sufferings, but to bear them with a stout heart, with a fortitude that finds its strength in faith.” – St Augustine of Hippo Advertisements

St Silouan The Athonite: The Saints

“The saints were people like all of us. Many of them came out of great sins, but by repentance they attained the Kingdom of Heaven. And everyone who comes there comes through repentance, which the merciful Lord has given us through His sufferings.” – St Silouan the Athonite

Father Seraphim Rose: Living the Gospel

“Being filled with the Gospel teaching and trying to live by it, we should have love and compassion for the miserable humanity of our days. Probably never have people been more unhappy than the people of our days, even with all the outward conveniences and gadgets our society provides us with. People are suffering and…

St John Chrysostom: Christian Combat

“In the Christian combat, not the striker, as in the Olympic contests, but he who is struck, wins the crown. This is the law in the celestial theatre, where the Angels are the spectators.” – St John Chrysostom

St John Chrysostom: Prayer

“We pray not to inform God or instruct Him but to beseech Him closely, to be made intimate with Him, by continuance in supplication; to be humbled; to be reminded of our sins.” – St John Chrysostom (Homily 19, Gospel of Matthew).

St Silouan the Athonite: Spiritual Struggle

“We must always remember that the Lord sees us wrestling with the Enemy, and so we must never be afraid. Even should all hell fall upon us, we must be brave.” — St. Silouan the Athonite

Mother Gavrilia: Power And Love Of God

“When you give yourself entirely to the power and love of God, you’ll realize that everything happens because God wants it to, because God allows it.” – Mother Gavrilia