Category Archives: St. Gregory of Nyssa

AD 332-395

On Pilgrimages

Change of place does not effect any drawing nearer unto God, but wherever thou mayest be, God will come to thee, Continue reading

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How can this be?

‘How shall this be, since I know not a man?’ meant that she had the intention, though betrothed, of remaining a virgin. Continue reading

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Thy will be done

….If we have an inclination towards something good we need God to carry the desire into effect… Continue reading

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The Peacemakers

“Now a peacemaker is a man who gives peace to another; but one cannot give another what he himself does not possess” Continue reading

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The Pure in Heart

“He means…those whose conduct of life is in sober-mindedness. For there is nothing more needful to see God as this last virtue.” Continue reading

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The Merciful

Manifold are the ways to show mercy, and this commandment is broad. What then is the prize? Continue reading

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The Hungry and Thirsty

“The possession of virtue on the other hand, where it is once firmly established, is neither circumscribed by time nor limited by satiety.” Continue reading

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The Meek

“What kind of earth? Tell me? Some say a noetic one, but nowhere in Scripture do we find a noetic earth….” Continue reading

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The Poor in Spirit

“What is meant by the ‘poor in spirit’? Would you like to know who it is that is poor in spirit? He who is given the riches of the soul in exchange for material wealth… Continue reading

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