Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica: Fallen Spirits

“Because God is present everywhere, the fallen spirits cannot do what they want. They can harm us mostly through other people. We can protect ourselves from them only with the power of God. Man has been given great strength, and if we could only concentrate our thoughts in prayer, the fallen spirits would not be…

St John of Kronstadt: Peace of Heart

“The greatest gift of God, which we mostly need and which we very often obtain from God, through our prayers, is peace or rest of heart. As the Lord Himself says: “Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Therefore, having obtained this rest, rejoice, and…

St Porphyrios: Love

“He who loves a little, gives a little. He who loves more gives more. And he who loves beyond measure, what does he give? He gives himself!” – St Porphyrios

St Silouan The Athonite: Thoughts

“When bad thoughts are planted in you, then cry to God: “Lord, my Maker and Creator. You see that my soul is in agony from bad thoughts. Have mercy on me.” Teach yourself to root out thoughts immediately. But when you forget and don’t root them out immediately, then offer repentance. Work on this, so…

St Silouan the Athonite: Stand Firm in God

“Stand fast; hope firmly in God, and the enemy will not keep ground.  By the grace of God I know that the Lord mercifully cares for us, and not one prayer is lost with God.” – St Silouan the Athonite