St Paisios: A Humble Person…

“A truly humble person never behaves like a teacher; he will listen, and, whenever his opinion is requested, he responds humbly. In other words, he replies like a student. He who believes that he is capable of correcting others is filled with egotism.” – St Paisios

St. Isaac the Syrian: Narrow Path

“Whenever in your path you find unchanging peace, beware: you are very far from the divine paths trodden by the weary feet of the saints. For as long as you are journeying in the way to the city of the Kingdom and are drawing nigh the city of God, this will be a sign for…

Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica: Will of God

“We must be prepared to accept the will of God. The Lord permits all sorts of things to happen to us contrary to our will, for if we always have it our way, we will not be prepared for the Kingdom of Heaven. Neither heaven nor earth will receive those who are self-willed. God has…

St John Chrysostom: Marriage

“Have no concern for money. Love your wife more than you love your own life. Never be at odds, but be true. Prefer her company at home above being out. Esteem and admire her publicly and advise her patiently. Pray together, go to church, and discuss the readings and prayers. If your marriage is like…

Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica: God’s Will

“Nothing ever happens either in the world or in the universe without the will of God or His permission. All that is good and noble is God’s will, and all that is negative and bad happens because He allows it. He know why He allows these things to happen and for how long. If the…

St Silouan: Spiritual Struggle

“Do not be cast down over the struggle – the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.” – St. Silouan the Athonite