Monthly Archives: July 2016

Friendship (part 3)

He who loves does not wish to command, nor to rule, but is rather obliged when he is ruled and commanded. He wishes rather to bestow a favor than to receive one, for he loves, and is so affected, as not having satisfied … Continue reading

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Friendship (part 2)

for it would be better for us were the sun to be extinguished, than that we should be deprived of friends… I speak of spiritual friends, who prefer nothing to friendship. Continue reading

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Friendship (part 1)

For him he prays for the same things as for himself …so dear a thing is a
good friend, that times and places are loved on his account. Continue reading

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Your names are written in heaven

‘Do Thou not, O Lord, permit those who have been honoured by Thee to rejoice in their honours? Continue reading

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What is the purpose of the fasts?

‘Look upon my lowliness and labour and forgive me all my sins.’ (Psalm 25.18). If a soul does these things the Lord will have mercy on him because of them”. Continue reading

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