Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia: Repentance

“To repent is to smile, not to frown—to look up, not down. It is not just the recognition that things have gone wrong, but the realization that through Christ they can be put right. It is not the sight of our own ugliness but the vision of God’s beauty.” – Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia

St John Chrysostom: Bride & Bridegroom

“Just as in the case of children, the baby which is born immediately from the first sight recognises its parents without being able to speak, so also the hearts of the bride and bridegroom are entwined together at the first sight without anyone to introduce them, to advise them, or to counsel them. Then seeing…

St. Silouan the Athonite: God’s Will

“The best thing of all is to surrender to God’s will and bear affliction having confidence in God. The Lord, seeing our affliction, will never give us too much to bear. If we seem to ourselves to be greatly afflicted, it means that we have not surrendered to the will of God. The soul that…