Category Archives: Love and Mercy

Nature of Divine Justice

This story is about a man who was seeking to understand the nature of Divine Justice. The man’s elder sent him to observe life from a hidden place and here is what He saw. First, he saw a rich man … Continue reading

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Condemning others

In reading scripture, we should apply it to ourselves and not to others.  Some would argue that Saint Paul applied the Scriptures to other people.  How are we to teach others and not to be judgmental? For example, Scripture clearly … Continue reading

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It’s always something

The wedding guests were in place. The grandparents were properly seated in the second row. The mother of the bride had just been escorted to the first row, across the aisle from the groom’s mother and dad. The air was … Continue reading

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The Peace of Christ

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Lk. 2:14 Our holy righteous Father John of Kronstadt reposed in the Lord on December 20/January 2, 1908, just a few years before the revolution in … Continue reading

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What it means to love neighbor

What does it mean to love a neighbor? Roman 12: 1-2  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  And do … Continue reading

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Feel Sorry for the Person Wounded by a Criminal

Someone asked an Elder about some apparent injustice he had suffered. Here he gives us the Elder’s answer. “One day,” he started to tell me, “…You are walking quietly on your way and see your brother walking in front of … Continue reading

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Saint Porphyrios: “They have committed Every Sin of the Flesh, But I love them”

  The Elder told me one day: “Boys and girls come to me sometimes.  Those poor children, and what haven’t they done.  They have committed every sin of the flesh, but I love them. The Elder did not justify the … Continue reading

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God is the Judge

You are angry with your neighbor, your brother, and say of him: ” He is such and such—a miser, malicious, proud,” or that he has done this and that, and so on. What is that to you?  He sins against God, and … Continue reading

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Confession of my sins

Public Confession of my sins against the Church Audio Version  

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Guardian Angles help us

We must not be exasperated, angry, and proud, as is habitual to our corrupt nature, against those who are angry, envious, or proud towards us, but we must pity them as overcome by the flames of hell, and by spiritual death; … Continue reading

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