spirituality

A Quote by Jesus on enlightenment, awakening, jesus, gnosticism, spirituality, drunkeness, life, nag hammadi, gospel, and thomas

I stood in the midst of the world, and incarnate I appeared to
them. I found them all drunk, I found none among them athirst. And my soul was grieved for the sons of men, for they are blind in their hearts and do not see that empty they have come into the world and that empty they are destined to come forth again from the world. However, now they are drunk--when they have shaken off their wine, then shall they rethink. 

Jesus

Source: The Gospel of Thomas

Contributed by: Matija

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

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

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, 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
http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

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

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by St. Anthony the Great on god, christianity, spirituality, wisdom, life, knowledge, truth, peace, love, and joy

Die daily, that you might live eternally, for the one who fears God will live forever.

Saint Anthony the Great

St. Anthony the Great

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

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A Quote by Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianl on god, christianity, spirituality, hope, love, truth, peace, joy, good, and life

If we are to become filled with a joy that the world cannot take away, we must give up everything, even our own selfish lives, so that we can be alive in our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Our Lord teaches us that all things come from Him. He is the source of all good. If we follow Him, even in times of sorrow and hardship, He increases us by allowing us to participate in His divinity.

Your Father in Christ,
Bishop JOSEPH
http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

Bishop Joseph

Source: Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by Father Arseny on god, christianity, spirituality, awareness, forgiveness, healing, love, and compassion

Remember and have no doubt!  The God who can punish us for our sins is also capable in His limitless mercy of absolving us from our sins.  There is no heavy sin or curse that cannot be redeemed by deeds and prayer.

 

Arseny

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

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A Quote by Father Paisios Eznepides on god, christianity, spirituality, relationships, learning, growth, life, people, peace, and lessons

"Sometimes God allows a relative or fellow worker to cause us problems in order to exercise our patience and humbleness; however, instead of being grateful for the chance God gives us, we react and refused to be cured.  It is like refusing to pay the doctor who is giving us a shot when we are ill."

Father Paisios Eznepides (+1994)

Paisios Eznepides

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

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by Elder Cleopa on god, christianity, spirituality, evil, freedom, path, truth, love, hope, and fear

"If you want to go straight before God, you need two walls.  Not of brick or stone or earth, but two spiritual walls.  Have fear of God on the right, because the Prophet Daniel says, 'With fear of God, man is diverted from all evil.'  On the left have fear of death because the Son of Sirach says, 'Son, remember your end and you will not sin.'  These two good deeds --- fear of God and remembrance of death --- deliver a man from all sin."

Elder Cleopa Ilie (+1998)

Elder Cleopa

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

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