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Five Types of Baptism

Jesus also baptized, but in the Spirit. This is the perfect Baptism …
I know also a Fourth Baptism — that by Martyrdom and blood, which also Christ himself underwent: Continue reading

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Tears

If you want your virtues to be strengthened it is in floods of tears that that strengthening will come… 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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A high degree of purity

60. Someone told me of an extraordinarily high degree of purity. He said: ‘A certain man (St. Nonnus bishop of Heliopolis) on seeing a beautiful body, thereupon glorified the Creator, and from that one look he was moved to the … 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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Abba Aresenius in Prayer

When sitting down to work he always had a little basin on his lap to catch the tears which continually flowed from his eyes because of the longing he had for the life eternal. Continue reading

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Many causes of tears

32. Many of the Fathers say that the question of tears, especially in the case of beginners, is an obscure matter and hard to ascertain, as tears are born in many different ways. For instance, there are tears from nature, … 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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Tears

“Let us weep, my brothers, let our eyes shed tears before we depart hence, that tears may waste away our flesh.” Continue reading

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