Category Archives: New Testament

The Son of Man coming in the clouds

It was necessary therefore that He should remain unknown during the time that preceded His passion: but His second advent from heaven will not happen secretly as did His coming at first, but will be illustrious and terrible. Continue reading

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Mary has chosen the good part

If any one loves Jesus, and attends to Him in earnest, and not in a casual way, but in love abides by Him, God is already devising to make some return to that soul for its love, Continue reading

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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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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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He will guide you

gifts of healing are through the Holy Spirit. Demons were driven out by the Spirit of God. The devil was brought to naught by the presence of the Spirit. Continue reading

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They saw Jesus

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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One Love and Two Precepts

The gift of the Spirit on earth was to bring about love of neighbor, and the gift from heaven was to bring about love of God… Continue reading

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The Holy Day of Hosanna

But what wrong action have they done, O Pharisee? What charge do you bring against the disciples, or how would you have them rebuked? For they have not in any way sinned, but have rather done that which is praiseworthy. Continue reading

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