St Basil The Great: Spiritual Journey

“It is not he who begins well who is perfect. It is he who ends well who is approved in God’s sight.” – St. Basil the Great Advertisements

St Seraphim of Sarov: Holy Spirit

“It is necessary that the Holy Spirit enter our heart. Everything good that we do, that we do for Christ, is given to us by the Holy Spirit, but prayer most of all, which is always available to us” – St Seraphim of Sarov

St. Silouan the Athonite: Soul Knowing The Love of God

“When the soul knows the love of God by the Holy Spirit, then he clearly feels that the Lord is our own Father, the closest, dearest Father, the best. And there is not greater happiness that to love God with all the mind and heart, and our neighbor as ourself. And when this love is…

St. Silouan the Athonite: Living within the Will of God.

“How can you find out if you are living within the will of God? Here is the sign: If you are troubled about any thing, this means that you have not completely given yourself over to the will of God. A person who lives in the will of God is not concerned over anything. And…

St Paisios: Always Ask For Repentance

“Ask for repentance in your prayer and nothing else, neither for divine lights, nor miracles, nor prophecies, nor spiritual gifts—nothing but repentance. Repentance will bring you humility, humility will bring you the Grace of God, and God will have in His Grace everything you need for your salvation, or anything you might need to help…

St. Augustine: God Knows Best

“If God seems slow in responding, it is because He is preparing a better gift. He will not deny us. God withholds what you are not yet ready for. He wants you to have a lively desire for His greatest gifts. All of which is to say, pray always and do not lose heart.” —…

Elder Amphilochios Makris: Christ Knocking At Your Door

“Christ often comes and knocks at your door and you invite him to sit in the living-room of your soul. Then, absorbed in your own business you forget the Great Visitor. He waits for you to appear and when you are too long in returning, he gets up and leaves. At other times, you are…

St Paisios: Daily Tests From God

“You are given examinations every day, and one day when the time is over the papers shall be picked up and shall be examined by the teacher” – St Paisios

St Maximus the Confessor: Suffering

“If God suffers in the flesh when He is made man, should we not rejoice when we suffer, for we have God to share our sufferings? This shared suffering confers the kingdom on us. For he spoke truly who said, “If we suffer with Him, then we shall also be glorified with Him” (Roman 8:17)”…