Monthly Archives: April 2017

Virtues

we must intensify our struggle, so that we may attain the virtues that are set before us… Continue reading

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God’s Company

This practical love of neighbour gives meaning to the characteristic monastic desire to belong entirely to God, which is constantly reaffirmed in these stories. “No human friendships,” teaches Macarius the Great: it is God’s company that must be sought. Restricted … Continue reading

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The Power of God

For the greatest things of all no language can explain … Continue reading

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Drawing near the boat

For not when the condition which harasses us first begins, does the grace of Him who saves visit us, but when the fear is at its height, Continue reading

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How to reach peace?

4· One man reaches peace in the Lord by his godly labour; another attains the same by humility. But you should strive to obtain peace in return for both the one and the other, when anger has died in your … Continue reading

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