Category Archives: Humility

Voluntary acsestism or involuntary Trial

Mourning, repen­tance and confession are among the most effective weapons against the passions. “Those who are clouded by wine are often washed with water, but those clouded by passion are washed with tears”. The various trials and temptations in our … Continue reading

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Peace of heart

Peace of heart lies in perfect acceptance of God’s will. Only one thing is needed. True simplicity, the calmness that results from complete submission to whatever God wills, patience and forbearance toward the faults of others, frankness in confessing your … Continue reading

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Keep Silent for the time is evil

Amos 5:13       Therefore at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time. The “time” may be either the time of the unyielding of the wicked, or that of the common punishment.  For … Continue reading

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St. John Maximovitch: God’s grace always assists those who struggle, but this does not mean that a struggler is always . . .

God’s grace always assists those who struggle, but this does not mean that a struggler is always in the position of a victor. Sometimes in the arena the wild animals did not touch the righteous ones, but by no means … Continue reading

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St. Isaac the Syrian: A humble man is . . .

A humble man is never rash, hasty or perturbed, never has any hot and volatile thoughts, but at all times remains calm. Even if heaven were to fall and cleave to the earth, the humble man would not be dismayed. … Continue reading

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