Category Archives: Humility

The Healing of the Paralytic and the Loneliness of Modern Man

Fr. George Calciu Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for … Continue reading

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Broken and Humbled

Up to a certain point, our salvation depends on us.  It is up to us to say “yes” to Christ, so that He will have the right to enter into our lives and bring about our resurrection.  But because man … Continue reading

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please Man or please God

Love for God, Who verily sends His blessing upon us, liberates the soul from extraneous pressure. The one imperative is to preserve this loving tie with God. We shall not care what people think of us, or how they treat … Continue reading

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EXHORTATIONS TO PRAYER, HUMILITY

And pray without ceasing in behalf of other men. For there is in them hope of repentance that they may attain to God, that they be instructed by your works, if in no other way.  Be ye meek in response … Continue reading

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When science stops- Scripture begins

Once there was a story of a professor of astronomy who was enthusiastically discoursing in a planetarium on the nebulae and like marvels. Noticing an unpretentious priest who had joined his group of students, the professor asked him: ‘What do … Continue reading

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To cover or expose our nakedness

The feeling of spiritual nakedness is the most critical moment in our lives, because at this point one of two things will happen: either we will get up and get dressed or we’ll remain naked.  In other words, we’ll either … Continue reading

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Godliness for healing

The healing of ‘spirit’ may be exemplified by St. Gregory of Nyssa, who said that curing the spirit is acquired by Godliness by those who gaze upon the Cross of Jesus, as the Israelites gazed on the staff of Moses: … Continue reading

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