christianity

A Quote by St. Innocent of Alaska on god, spirituality, christianity, violence, prayer, awakening, elightenment, light, and love

Do not be careless.  Pray as much as you can - more frequently and more fervantly.  Prod yourself - force yourself to do so, for the Kingdom of God is taken by force.  You will never attain it without forcing yourself.

Saint Innocent of Alaska

St. Innocent

Source: Daily lives, Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints.

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A Quote by St. Tikhon of Zadonsk on god, spirituality, home, christianity, enlightenment, joy, love, peace, and freedom

Our Father awaits us with great zeal and desire, and with love He will see us returning from afar, and He will look upon us with compassionate eyes, and we shall be dear to Him, and He will fall on our neck running and embrace us and kiss us with His Holy Love.  He will not reproach us, and He will no longer remember our sins and iniquities, and all the holy angles and all His elect will begin to rejoice over us.

Tikhon of Zadonsk

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints-Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk

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A Quote by Gerontissa Makrina on god, art, beauty, life, spirituality, christianity, truth, and nature

If we do not see the beauty of God in this life then we will never see it in the next life.  We must see the glory of God in the smallest flower.

Gerontissa Makrina

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints

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A Quote by St. Marcarius the Great on god, christianity, spirituality, effort, virtue, growth, love, and peace

A man must practice good works for a long time, with great effort and determination, and "at last God comes, dwells within him and he in the Lord, and the Lord Himself sows His own commandments within him, filling him with spiritual fruit." - St. Marcarius the Great - Homily 19

St. Marcarius

Source: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

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A Quote by Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianl on god, christianity, spirituality, sin, evil, good, victory, freedom, peace, and love

Sin, first and foremost, is the cause of every damage in this world. The evil one is the master of this sin, the master of this damage, but we have the Lord Jesus Christ, the Master of the Kingdom of God to defeat any kind of sin.

Your Father in Christ,
Bishop JOSEPH
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Bishop Joseph

Source: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

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A Quote by St. Tikhon of Zadonsk on god, spirituality, christianity, hope, peace, truth, love, freedom, and victory

'We were created for eternal life by our Creator, we are called to it by the word of God, and we are renewed by holy Baptism. And Christ the Son of God came into the world for this, that He should call us and take us there, and He is the one thing needful. For this reason your very first endeavor and care should be to receive it. Without it everything is as nothing, though you have the whole world under you.'
-- St. Tikhon of Zadonsk

Tikhon of Zadonsk

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A Quote by unknown on god, sacredness, spirituality, christianity, truth, freedom, love, and peace

Without temptation it is impossible to aquire a strong constitution of the soul.  But again, to withstand them is not in our power.  How could perishable clay withstand the action of water unless Divine fire makes it strong?  If we submit to the yoke of God's will and pray with constant desire and humility, then, through patience, we also shall recieve everything form our Lord Jesus Christ.


Monks Callistus and Ignatius, from the Philokalia

unknown

Source: Philokalia

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A Quote by Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianl on god, christianity, unity, love, truth, sprituality, relationships, and peace

The unity of God the Father and Jesus Christ is a perfect unity, and this perfect unity is what our Lord calls us to have with one another. If we act in the name of God, then the proof of our motivations will be revealed in our unity. Endless arguing and bickering is a sign that God is absent and that we have forgotten Him. The contentious person is outside God's grace by his or her desires to dominate others.

Your Father in Christ,
Bishop JOSEPH
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Bishop Joseph

Source: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

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A Quote by Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianl on god, christianity, spirituality, richness, beauty, good, truth, and enilghtenment

Richness comes from God, not from our money. Every beauty comes from God, not from any human aspect.

Your Father in Christ,
Bishop JOSEPH
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Bishop Joseph

Source: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

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A Quote by St. John Chrysostom on god, christianity, spirituality, healing, forgiveness, shame, evil, truth, and love

Be ashamed when you sin, don't be ashamed when you repent [To repent means to have a change of heart and mind.  It is not simply a feeling of sorrow ,but a psycho/spiritual growth away from evil/death and a turning to God/life].  Sin is the wound, repentance is the medicine.  Sin is followed by shame; repentance is followed by boldness [ Boldness means to beg God for undeserved mercy].  Satan has overturned this order and given boldness to sin and shame to repentance.

Saint John Chrysostom

St. John Chrysostom

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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