Elder Joseph the Hesychast: Humility

“In order for one to realize his weak nature, he must encounter many great temptations. And then, through many trials he is humbled and learns true humility. But it takes time. Humility does not consist of simple words such as “I am a sinner…” and so on. Humility is the truth. To learn that you…

St. Anthony the Great: Medicine from God

“The truly intelligent man pursues one sole objective: to obey and conform to the God of all. With this single aim in view, he disciplines his soul, and whatever he may encounter in the course of his life, he gives thanks to God for the compass and depth of His providential ordering of all things….

St Paisios: Patience

“Have patience. Patience is the strongest medicine that heals great and long-lasting trials. Most trials are endured only with patience. Great patience can resolve many problems and bring about divine results; when you do not even expect a solution, God provides the best solution. You should know that God is pleased when man goes through…

St Basil the Great: Troubles

“Troubles are usually the brooms and shovels that smooth the road to a good man’s fortune; and many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away hunger.” + St. Basil the Great

St Silouan the Athonite: God’s Love

“The Lord loves us so dearly that it passes all description. Through the Holy Spirit alone can the soul know His love, of which she is inexpressibly aware. The Lord is all goodness and mercy. He is meek and gentle, and we have no words to tell of His goodness; but the soul without words…

Abba Macarius: Prayer

“There is not need at all to make long discourses; it is enough to stretch out one’s hand and say, “Lord, as you will, and as you know, have mercy”. And if the conflict grows fiercer say, “Lord help!” God knows very well what we need and He shows us His mercy” – Abba Macarius…

St Gennadius of Constantinople: God’s Will

“Give your intentions in prayer to God, Who knows everyone, even before our birth. And do not ask that everything will be according to your will, because a man does not know what is profitable for him. But say to God: “Let Thy will be done!” For He does everything for our benefit” – St…