St. Amphilochios of Patmos: Living Orthodoxy

“Do not be afraid because of your Orthodoxy; because as an Orthodox Christian in the West, you will often be isolated and always in a small minority. Do not make compromises but do not attack other Christians. Be neither defensive nor aggressive; simply be yourself.” – St. Amphilochios of Patmos Advertisements

St Augustine: Love

“Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness,…

St Paisios: Gifts and Faults

“God in His goodness has arranged things perfectly, so that with our gifts, we can help each other, and with our faults, we can be humbled by each other. For every person has some gifts; but everyone also has some faults which one must struggle to overcome.” – St Paisios of Mount Athos

Elder Thaddeus: Trust God

“I realised that we all worry about ourselves too much and that only he who leaves everything to the will of God can feel truly joyous, light and peaceful.” – Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

St Porphyrios: Prayer for Others

“Prayer for others which is made gently and with deep love is selfless and has great spiritual benefit. It brings grace to the person who prays and also to the person for whom he is praying. When you have great love and this love moves you to prayer, then the waves of love are transmitted…

St John Damascene: The Bible

“The Bible is a scented garden, delightful, beautiful.  It enchants our ears with birdsong in a sweet, divine and spiritual harmony, it touches our heart, comforts us in sorrow, soothes  us in a moment of anger, and fills us with eternal joy. Let us knock at its gate with diligence and with perseverance.  Let us…

Elder Arsenie Boca: Holy Spirit

“If you will have patience in difficulties you know the Holy Spirit is within you; if you will also have the strength to be thankful in troubles that is when the Holy Spirit shines through you” – Elder Arsenie Boca

St Iakovos Tsalikis: God, Our Best Doctor

“When we go to doctors for treatment, we don’t tell them what to do. They know their job. All we do is tell them we’re in pain and where. Truth is given to us when we seek it humbly, as we seek a cure from a doctor. We can’t order the truth, but we can…

St Paisios: Presence of Love & Humility

“Where love is, there is Christ – Love – and where humility exists, the Grace of God takes up permanent residence, God reigns, and the earth is ultimately transformed into Paradise. Where love and humility are absent, there the devil – the enemy – takes up his abode and people live in hell with the…

St Porphyrios: Our Religion

“Our religion is perfectly and profoundly conceived. What is simple is also what is most precious. Accordingly, in your spiritual life engage in your daily contest simply, easily, and without force. The soul is sanctified and purified through the study of the Fathers, through the memorization of the psalms and of portions of Scripture, through…