Category Archives: St. Mark the Ascetic

Mark the Ascetic was born in Athens in the 5th century, and lived in the Egyptian desert as a monk

When Prayer is to be preferred to service?

We should without fail accept the necessary duties that are imposed by the Providence of God; but we should lay aside needless tasks, preferring prayer, and especially when these tasks entice us into extravagance and lust for money. For the … Continue reading

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Reading the Holy Scriptures

he who is humble and engaged in spiritual work will apply everything to himself and not to someone else Continue reading

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