Elder Joseph the Hesychast: Knowing God’s Will

“Knowing the will of God is one of the most delicate and complicated matter of our lives, especially for those who are trying to find it through prayer. For although His will is revealed according to thy words: “Ask, seek, knock, and it shall be given to you” yet it requires patience, trials, temptations and…

St Basil the Great: Continual Prayer

“This is how you pray continually – not by offering prayers in words, but by joining yourself to God through your whole way of life, so that your life becomes one continuous and uninterrupted prayer” – St Basil the Great

St Ephraim the Syrian: Prayer and Virtues

“Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit. And raises man to heaven” – St Ephraim the Syrian

St Mark the Ascetic: Purpose to God

“Think nothing and do nothing without a purpose directed to God, for to journey without direction is wasted effort” – St Mark the Ascetic

Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica: Kingdom of God within Us

“He who has the Kingdom of God within himself will imperceptibly pass it on to others. People will be attracted by the peace and warmth in us; they will want to be near us, and the atmosphere of heaven will gradually pass on to them. It is not even necessary to speak to people about…

St Porphyrios: Garden of Your Soul

“When the garden of your soul is full of thistles (i.e. passions), do not try to uproot them, for as long as you concern yourself with them you will always end up being injured and infected by germs. Concentrate all your energy on the flowers of your soul, water them and then the thistles will…

St Gabriel of Georgia: Love, Humbleness & Kindness

“In the end days a man will be saved by love, humbleness and kindness. Kindness will open the gates of Heaven; humbleness will lead him into Heaven; a man, whose heart is filled with love, will see God.” – St Gabriel of Georgia

St. John of Kronstadt: Heavenly Inhabitants

“We ought to have the most lively spiritual union with the heavenly inhabitants, with all the saints, apostles, prophets, martyrs, prelates, venerable and righteous men, as they are all members of one single body, The Church of Christ, to which we sinners also belong, and the living Head of which is the Lord Jesus Christ…

St Luke the Surgeon: The Tongue

“If our tongue is as sharp as a sword, then we can use it to murder people. And we do so often enough, though we don’t think of ourselves as murderers. We wound the hearts of our neighbours with slander and lies, we insult their human dignity and aggravate their hearts with calumny. Is that…