St John Chrysostom: Christian Love

“‘Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God’ (Rm 15:7). Your Master loved those who hated Him, and called them to Him. The weaker they were, the greater the care He showed to them. He cried and said, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those…

St Nektarios of Aegina: Prayer

“Prayer unites one with God, being a divine conversation and spiritual communion with the Being that is most beautiful and highest. Prayer is forgetting earthly things, an ascent to heaven. Through prayer we flee to God” – St. Nektarios of Aegina  

St Symeon Metaphrastis: Salvation

“We receive salvation by grace and as a divine gift of the Spirit. But to attain the full measure of virtue we need also to possess faith and love, and to struggle to exercise our free will with integrity. In this manner we inherit eternal life as a consequence of both grace and justice. We…

Father Seraphim Rose: Orthodoxy

“Orthodoxy is not so much a matter of the head. It’s something living, and it’s of the heart.” – Fr Seraphim Rose

St Justin Popovich: Christians, always rejoice!

“Christians, always rejoice, for evil, death, sin, the devil and hell have been conquered by Christ. But when all of this is conquered, is there anyone in the world who can bring our joy to naught? You are the lord of this eternal rejoicing as long as you do not give in to sin. Joy…

Elder Ephraim of Katounakia: Your Salvation

“Having a peaceful and serene mind depends entirely on you. It does not depend on temptations or your fellow struggler’s behavior. You yourself will be responsible for your salvation; whether you will be saved or not depends entirely on you. When you long for your salvation and struggle hard, then the outcome will be according…