Category Archives: St. Peter of Damaskos

The Blind Man

But what shall we say, we who are not attentive at all? We are like the Pharisees. Some of us may fast and keep vigil and perform other such things, and we may often do this with partial understanding. But … Continue reading

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Blessed Queen

Blessed Queen of the universe, you know that we sinners’ have no intimacy with the God whom you have borne. But, putting our trust in you, through your mediation we your servants prostrate ourselves before the Lord: for you can … Continue reading

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Attentiveness

For if we acknowledged our blindness, we should not be condemned; it would be enough for us to be grateful and to admit our failure and ignorance. Continue reading

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Who has greater honor?

Consider how some of us endure even painful and dishonorable death all for nothing. .. Continue reading

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I hymn Thy birth

Forgive me my boldness… in Thy compassion Thou wilt grant to me, as Thou dost to all who long for Thee, the strength to imitate Thy life in the flesh… Continue reading

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Keep Silence

For human society does not permit the intellect to perceive either its own faults or the wiles of the demons, so as to guard itself against them. Continue reading

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Holy Martyrs

you did not endure your trials in the hope of a reward, but out of love for God, Continue reading

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The heavenly mountain

Come, all peoples, and believe. Let us climb the holy and heavenly mountain; free from materiality, let us stand in the city of the living God and behold with our intellect the immaterial godhead of the Father and the Spirit … Continue reading

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The level of Good Thoughts

When one has attained the level of good thoughts, one should take extreme care to keep these points in mind, lest out of negligence or conceit one is deprived of God’s grace, as St Isaac says: When God-given thoughts increase … Continue reading

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Prayer of Repentance

Shall I be allowed to live for a short time longer, so as to weep bitter tears and cleanse my defiled body and soul? Or, after sorrowing for a while, shall I then stop once more, obdurate as always?  What … Continue reading

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