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What lies within our power

61. Among the things that lie within our power are the virtues of prayer and silence; among the things that depend for the most part not on us, but on the constitution of the body, are fasting and vigil. Hence … Continue reading

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What is prayer?

Psalm 72:22-26 LXX And I was despised, and did not know; I became like a beast before You. And I am continually with You; You hold fast my right hand; With Your counsel You guide me, And with glory You … Continue reading

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What are fasting and prayer?

prayer is converse with God, vigil is a war against Satan, abstinence is being weaned from meats… Continue reading

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How to Pray

“You don’t need a lot of words,” he said. “We should just lift up our hands to heaven … Continue reading

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What is harmony between practice and prayer?

If a man’s deed are not in harmony with his prayer, he labours in vain. The brother said, ‘What is this harmony between practice and prayer? 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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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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