Monthly Archives: December 2014

Paesius fought with his brother

‘Why have you let the brothers fight without saying anything to them?’ Abba Poemen said to him, Try and think that inwardly I was not here to see it.’
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Not to ask for other things

HOW WE OUGHT NOT TO ASK FOR OTHER THINGS, EXCEPT ONLY THOSE WHICH ARE CONTAINED IN THE LIMITS OF THE LORD’S PRAYER YOU see then what is the method and form of prayer proposed to us by the Judge Himself, … Continue reading

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A high degree of purity

60. Someone told me of an extraordinarily high degree of purity. He said: ‘A certain man (St. Nonnus bishop of Heliopolis) on seeing a beautiful body, thereupon glorified the Creator, and from that one look he was moved to the … Continue reading

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Dislike of Self-display

seeing that he could speak eloquently with as much ease as others displayed when speaking in a normal way? But it was due to his long habit of silence and his dislike of self-display. Continue reading

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