St Porphyrios: Gift of Prayer

“Do you know what a great gift it is that God gave us the right to speak to Him every hour and moment, wherever we are? He always listens to us. This is the greatest honor we have. For this reason we must love God.” – St Porphyrios

St Iakovos Tsalikis: Spiritual Life

“We should lead the spiritual life, be obedient to our spiritual father, confess, take communion regularly, and, most important of all, avoid criticising other people. We should read spiritual books and Scripture, the Psalter, and take part in beneficial spiritual discussions. It needs a lot of caution, because the times we live in are difficult….

St Porphyrios: Become a Poet for Christ!

“Whoever wants to become a Christian must first become a poet. That’s what it is! You must suffer. You must love and suffer–suffer for the one you love. Love makes effort for the loved one. She runs all through the night; she stays awake; she stains her feet with blood in order to meet her…

St John Maximovitch: Humility & Struggle

“God’s grace always assists a struggler, but this does not mean that a struggler is always in the position of a victor; sometimes the beasts did not touch the righteous ones, but by no means did they not touch them always. What is important is not victory or the position of a victor, but rather…

St Nektarios of Aegina: Temptations

“Temptations come so that hidden passions may be revealed and so that it will be possible to fight them, and so that the soul may be rid of them. They are also a sign of God’s mercy. So give yourself with trust into God’s hands and ask his help, so that he will strengthen you…

St Seraphim of Sarov: Peace in Christ

“There is nothing better than peace in Christ, for it brings victory over all the evil spirits on earth and in the air. When peace dwells in a man’s heart it enables him to contemplate the grace of the Holy Spirit from within. He who dwells in peace collects spiritual gifts as it were with…

St Nicholas of Serbia: Truth

“Truth is not a thought, not a word, not a relationship between things, not a law. Truth is a Person. It is a Being which exceeds all beings and gives life to all. If you seek truth with love and for the sake of love, she will reveal the light of His face to you…

St Porphyrios: Praying for Others

“When we see the people around us have no love for God we are distressed. But with our distress we achieve nothing at all. Nor do we achieve anything by trying to persuade them to change their ways. That’s not right either. There is a secret, however, and if we understand it, we will be…

St Nikolai Velimirovich: Grace of God

“Brethren, we cannot here on earth implore a greater good from God than the Grace of God. If we were to receive the entire universe as a gift, that gift would be less than the Grace of God.” — St Nikolai Velimirovich