St Iakovos Tsalikis: God, Our Best Doctor

“When we go to doctors for treatment, we don’t tell them what to do. They know their job. All we do is tell them we’re in pain and where. Truth is given to us when we seek it humbly, as we seek a cure from a doctor. We can’t order the truth, but we can…

St Paisios: Presence of Love & Humility

“Where love is, there is Christ – Love – and where humility exists, the Grace of God takes up permanent residence, God reigns, and the earth is ultimately transformed into Paradise. Where love and humility are absent, there the devil – the enemy – takes up his abode and people live in hell with the…

St Porphyrios: Our Religion

“Our religion is perfectly and profoundly conceived. What is simple is also what is most precious. Accordingly, in your spiritual life engage in your daily contest simply, easily, and without force. The soul is sanctified and purified through the study of the Fathers, through the memorization of the psalms and of portions of Scripture, through…

Elder Sophrony of Essex: Trials

“When life is full of troubles, people get the feeling that the curse and anger of God has come upon them. But when these trials have passed, they’ll see that God’s wonderful providence protected them meticulously in all facets of their existence. Thousands of years of experience, transmitted from generation to generation, tells us that,…

St John Chrysostom: Husband & Wife

[What a husband ought to say to his wife]: “I have taken you in my arms, and I love you, and I prefer you to my life itself. For the present life is nothing, and my most ardent dream is to spend it with you in such a way that we may be assured of…

St Theophan the Recluse: Belief in Christ

“All who truly believe in Christ and cleave to Him, with all their soul, are changed into His image by the power of His Resurrection” – St Theophan the Recluse

Mother Gavrilia: God’s Providence

“The spiritually advanced person is the one who arrives at a place of no identity and who has understood in his depths that whatever happens is either the will of God, or by the permission of God” – Mother Gavrilia.

St Clement of Alexandria: Marriage

“Marriage is more than human. It is a “microbasileia,” a miniature kingdom, which is the little house of the Lord.” – St. Clement of Alexandria

St Augustine: Grace

“What grace is meant to do is to help good people, not to escape their sufferings, but to bear them with a stout heart, with a fortitude that finds its strength in faith.” – St Augustine of Hippo