Category Archives: St. Diadochos of Photiki

Love of God

he strips himself of any thought of his own dignity; and with a spirit of humility he buries in the depths of divine love…. Continue reading

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He must increase

The man who loves himself seeks his own glory, whereas he who loves God loves the glory of his Creator. Continue reading

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Spending time with God

Our intellect often finds it hard to endure praying because of the straightness and concentration which this involves.. Continue reading

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Preferring Possessions

64. I have heard certain pious men declare that, when people rob us of what we possess for our own support or for the relief of the poor, we should prosecute them, especially if the culprits are Christians; for, it … Continue reading

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The image of God

It was because of this that the holy Logos of God took flesh and, being God, He bestowed on us through His own baptism the water of salvation, so that we might be reborn. Continue reading

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Before baptism

Before holy baptism, grace encourages the soul towards good from the outside, while Satan lurks in its depths, trying to block all the intellect’s ways of approach to the divine. But from the moment that we are reborn through baptism, … Continue reading

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Two Gifts of Baptism

And St Diadochos writes: ‘Divine grace confers on us two gifts through the baptism of regeneration, one being infinitely superior to the other. The first gift is given to us at once, when grace renews us in the actual waters … Continue reading

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Sing Psalms Out Loud

For the remembrance of God, keeping its fervor because the voice is restrained, enables the heart to have thoughts that bring tears and are peaceful …. Continue reading

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How should we spend our time

Our intellect often finds it hard to endure praying because of the straightness and concentration which this involves;… Continue reading

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