St John Chrysostom: Forgiveness

“Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again; for forgiveness has risen from the grave” – St John Chrysostom Advertisements

St John Chrysostom: Meekness

“Nothing is more powerful than meekness. For as fire is extinguished by water, so a mind inflated by anger is subdued by meekness. By meekness we practice and make known our virtue, and also cause the indignation of our brother to cease, and deliver his mind from perturbation.” – St John Chrysostom  

St Philaret of Moscow: Humility

“Humility is the salt of virtue. As salt gives flavor to food, so humility gives perfection to virtue. Without salt, food goes bad easily, and without humility, virtue is easily spoiled by pride, vainglory, impatience – and it perishes. There is a humility which a man gains by his own struggles: knowing his own insufficiency,…

St John Chrysostom: I am a Christian…

“I am a Christian. He who answers thus has declared everything at once-his country, profession, family; the believer belongs to no city on earth but to the heavenly Jerusalem.” – St John Chrysostom .

Archimandrite Irenei Sternberg: Love of Christ

“The love of Christ is never a love that “accepts people as they are”: it is always a love that takes people as they are and changes them into something new, precious and divine” – Archimandrite Irenei Sternberg

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom: Weakness

“Weakness is not the kind of weakness which we show by sinning and forgetting God, but the kind of weakness which means being completely supple, completely transparent, completely abandoned in the hands of God… You could think of that [weakness] also in terms of a sail. A sail can catch the wind and be used…

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom: Power of God

“You remember how you were taught to write. Your mother put a pencil in your hand, took your hand in hers, and began to move it. Since you did not know at all what she meant to do, you left your hand completely free in hers. This is like the power of God in our…

St John Chrysostom: Spiritual Fruits

“Look at the trees of the forest, see how sturdy and beautiful they are, how tall they grow, and how smooth is their bark. Yet when we plant a garden, we prefer other kinds of trees, such as pomegranate and olive trees. This is because we want trees that bear fruit. We are the trees…