Elder Joseph the Hesychast: Finding Out the Will of God

“So when you want to find out the will of God, abandon your own will completely together with every other thought of your plan and with great humility ask for His knowledge in prayer. And whatever takes shape that carries weight in your heart, do it and it will be according to God’s will. Those…

Colossians 2:6-7: Spiritual Fullness in Christ

“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.” – Colossians 2:6-7

Monk Evagrius of Pontus: Praying for God’s Will

“Do not pray for your heart’s desires, for they may not entirely harmonize with God’s purposes. Pray instead as you have been taught: “May your will be done in me” [Luke 22: 42]. Pray to God this way about everything, that his will might be accomplished in you, for he only desires what is good…

St John Chrysostom: Continually Renew Yourselves

“Since it is likely that, being men, they would sin every day, St. Paul consoles his hearers by saying ‘renew yourselves’ from day to day. This is what we do with houses: we keep constantly repairing them as they wear old. You should do the same thing to yourself. Have you sinned today? Have you…

Elder Joseph the Hesychast: Rest All Hope In Christ

“Since our sweet Jesus is so good, compassionate and kind, why should we despair? We seek one small thing from Him, and He gives us so much! We ask for one beam of light, and He gives us Himself as all Light, Truth and Love. So humble yourself and rest all your hope in Him.”…

St. Porphyrios: Grace Makes Man Attentive

“The spiritual man, the man who has the Spirit of God, is attentive wherever he passes by; he is all eyes, all sense of smell. All his senses are alert, but they are alert in the Spirit of God. He is different. He sees everything and hears everything: he sees the birds, the stone, the…

St Porphyrios: Wounded By Your Love

“I have run to the fragrance of your myrrh, O Christ God, 
For I have been wounded by your love;
 Do not part from me, O heavenly Bridegroom.” – St Porphyrios  

St Porphyrios: Christ is Joy!

“Christ is joy, the true light, happiness. Christ is our hope. Our relation to Christ is love, eros, passion, enthusiasm, longing for the divine. Christ is everything. He is our love. He is the object of our desire. This passionate longing for Christ is a love that cannot be taken away. This is where joy…

St. John of Kronstadt: Living Water

“May the living water of the Holy Spirit fill my heart, and may rivers of living water flow from my heart to the glory of God, and for the salvation of God’s people” – St. John of Kronstadt

St. John of Kronstadt: When Christ is in Our Heart

“When Christ is in our heart, we are content with everything: what has been discomfort to us becomes the greatest comfort, what was bitter to us becomes sweet, poverty becomes wealth, our hunger is satisfied, and our sorrow turns into joy! But when Christ is not in the heart, then the man is not contented…