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The Roman Fathers

And whenever any of the fathers came to visit Macarius after that he would take them to those brothers’ cell, saying, “Come and see the martyrdom of those two young pilgrims.”
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Promises of The Spirit

Let each give heed to himself, and examine his own conscience at all times, and try the work of his heart, what diligence and striving towards God his mind has; Continue reading

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We Made This World Look Absurd

VI.iii.15. The fathers said that a certain Macarius was the first to set up a monastery in Scete. That place is a long way off from Nitria, distant by a journey of about a day and a night. There are … Continue reading

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Tears

“Let us weep, my brothers, let our eyes shed tears before we depart hence, that tears may waste away our flesh.” Continue reading

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God for your sake humbled Himself

God, for your  sake humbled Himself,  and you will not be  humbled for your own sake?! The Lord  Himself who is the Way  and is God, after He  came not on His own  behalf but for  you so that  He … Continue reading

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The Aim of the Incarnation

The Aim of the Incarnation “I would wish to speak about a more subtle and profound topic to the best of my ability. Wherefore, listen attentively to me. The infinite,  inaccessible and uncreated God has assumed a body, and  on … Continue reading

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Abba Macarius of Egypt

A story from: The Ancient Fathers of the Desert: Introduction and Commentary, Translated by V. Rev. Chrysostomos “When I was a child,” the Holy Makarios once said, “I grazed cattle along with other children. One day they went to steal … Continue reading

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