cleansing

A Quote by Saint Isaac on god, christianity, silence, hearts, death, purity, cleansing, thoughts, virtues, and peace

Let us love silence till the world is made to die in our hearts.  Let us always remember death, and in this thought draw near to God in our heart - and the pleasures of this world will have our scorn.

Saint Isaac

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

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A Quote by Saint Maximos the Confessor on god, christianity, courage, humility, vices, hope, cleansing, victory, success, and struggles

It is said that God allows the demons to attack us for five reasons.  The first is that, through being attacked and fighting back, we should learn to distinguish virtue from sin.  The second is that having acquired virtue by struggle and labor we should keep it firm and unalterable.  The third, that progressing in virtue we should not think highly of ourselves but learn humility.  The fourth, that having experienced in practice the wickedness of sin we should hate it with perfect hatred.  Finally, the fifth and most important is that having been freed from the passions we should not forget our weakness and the strength of Him that helped us.

Saint Maximos the Confessor

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A Quote by Daniel G. Aerakis on home, happiness, guest, heart, joy, life, purification, celebration, repentence, and cleansing

When you are about to have a celebration in your home or to receive an official person, you clean your home with great care and you decorate it.  You especially fix up the living room, where the guest will sit.  So how is it possible to receive in the home of your soul the great Visitor, our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, with out first cleaning the living room of your soul with the broom of sincere repentance, without washing it with tears of contrition?  Adorn your soul, then approach the Holy Cup to receive and welcome the Lord.

Daniel G. Aerakis

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

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A Quote by St. Tikhon of Zadonsk on god, christianity, spirituality, truth, temptations, struggle, cleansing, heart, and knowledge

"Many flatter themselves and consider themselves to be good, humble, and meek, but they will discover the contrary under temptation.  Do not not become despondent in temptations, then, but give all the more thanks to God that He thus brings you to what is hidden in your heart - the knowledge of yourself - and wishes you to be corrected and be saved.

Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk

Tikhon of Zadonsk

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

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