Monthly Archives: October 2013

We Made This World Look Absurd

VI.iii.15. The fathers said that a certain Macarius was the first to set up a monastery in Scete. That place is a long way off from Nitria, distant by a journey of about a day and a night. There are … Continue reading

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A True Sanctuary

A true sanctuary, even before the life to come, is a heart free from distractive thoughts … Continue reading

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Which is more important for salvation, who you are or what you do?

“Which is more important for salvation, who you are or what you do?” Continue reading

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He Wrote on the Walls

Then, going to the wall, he read the names and cried to himself: ‘When you possess all these, then you will know how far you still are from God!’ Continue reading

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Because of the Ceasless Prayer

But when it arrived at a certain spot where there was a hermit it stopped short for ten days and was unable to go any further because of the ceaseless prayer which the hermit was offering. Continue reading

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