St Paisios: Vitamins For The Soul

“So, read the Fathers, even one or two lines a day. They are very strengthening vitamins for the soul.” – St Paisios of Mount Athos Advertisements

Father Seraphim Rose: Focus On Yourself

“Don’t criticize or judge other people—regard everyone else as an angel, justify their mistakes and weaknesses, and condemn only yourself as the worst sinner. This is step one in any kind of spiritual life” – Father Seraphim Rose

St John Chrysostom: Afflictions

“Afflictions, illness, ill health and the pains that our bodies experience are counted for the remission of our trespasses. They are the furnace in which we are purified” – St John Chrysostom

St John Chrysostom: Scriptures

“To get the full flavor of an herb, it must be pressed between the fingers, so it is the same with the Scriptures; the more familiar they become, the more they reveal their hidden treasures and yield their indescribable riches.” —St. John Chrysostom  

St John Chrysostom: Marriage

“If a man and a woman marry in order to be companions on the journey to heaven, then their union will bring them great joy” – St John Chrysostom

Job 42:2: God’s Purpose

“I know that you can do all things and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted” – Job 42:2

St Nektarios of Aegina: Trials

“The man who is not tested will be ignorant of the truth. Trials are an indisputable witness of God’s love and compassion for man, wherefore also he must give thanks in everything. A man’s imperfection calls for trials to perfect him; trials open the mental eyes of the lovers of God to the light of…

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

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 .