Monthly Archives: May 2015

How do some fall?

9. Question. How do some fall after the visitation of grace? Is not Satan shown to be much the weaker? Where it is day, how can there be night?  Answer. It is not that grace is quenched or feeble; but … Continue reading

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The Ascension

Luke 24:51-52 “Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven.† And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,” …….on the fortieth day after the Resurrection … Continue reading

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Washing his feet

184. Abba Isaac came to see Abba Poemen and found him washing his feet. As he enjoyed freedom of speech with him he said, ‘How is it that others practice austerity and treat their bodies hardly?’ Abba Poemen said to … Continue reading

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Falsely accused

Once, the young Ephraim was falsely accused of stealing  a sheep, and was cast into prison. Two others likewise innocent, were imprisoned after him. “Seven days passed,” the venerable one recounted later in life, “and on the eighth I had a dream in which someone said to me: … Continue reading

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I am the bread of life

John 6:35 67. ….. In the same  way, in His unutterable and inconceivable bounty  Christ  reduces and  embodies  Himself, commingling  with  and embracing the soul  that aspires to  Him  with  faith  and  love  and, as  St  Paul  puts it  (cf. … Continue reading

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