St. Gregory of Sinai: Humility

“…true humility does not say humble words, nor does it assume humble looks, it does not force oneself either to think humbly of oneself, or to abuse oneself in self-belittlement. Although all such things are the beginning, the manifestations and the various aspects of humility, humility itself is grace, given from above. There are two…

1 Corinthians 13: True Christian Love

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love,…

Romans 8:38-39: The Love of God

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” – Romans 8:38-39    

Elder Ephraim of Katounakia: Carrying your Cross

“Everyone has a cross to carry. Why? Since the leader of our faith endured the cross, we will also endure it. On one hand, the cross is sweet and light, but, on the other, it can also be bitter and heavy. It depends on our will. If you bear Christ’s cross with love then it…

Hebrews 12:1: Perseverance

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him…

Bible Verses: Helping One Another

One Another: Comfort one another (1 Thessalonians. 4:18) Forgive one another (Colossians 3: 13) Build one another up (Romans 15:2, Thessalonians. 5:11) Serve one another (Galatians 5:13) Bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2) Encourage one another (Hebrews 10:25) Meet with one another (Hebrews 10:25) Be kind, tenderhearted, and forgiving towards one another (Ephesians. 4:32, Romans….

St Paisios: Salvation of the Soul

“Whoever is at peace in the material world and is not concerned about the salvation of his soul is like the senseless birds who don’t make a noise from within the egg, so as to break the shell and come out to enjoy the sun – the heavenly flight in the life of Paradise –…

Saint Porphyrios: Christian Struggle with Love

“You mustn’t wage your Christian struggle with sermons and arguments, but with true secret love. When we argue, others react. When we love people, they are moved and we win them over. When we love, we think that we offer something to others, but in reality we are the first to benefit.” – Saint Porphyrios…

Psalm 62: 5-8: My Rock, My Refuge

Yes, my soul, find rest in God;     my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation;     he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God;     he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people;     pour out your…

Joshua 1:9: Be Strong and Courageous.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” – Joshua 1:9