victory

A Quote by Elder Anthony of Optina on god, sacred, spirit, struggle, troubles, spirituality, rewards, victory, enlightenment, and laziness

Of course it would be easier to get to paradise with a full stomach, all snuggled up in a soft feather-bed, but what is required is to carry one's cross along the way, for the Kingdom of God is not attained by enduring one or two troubles, but many!

Elder Anthony of Optina

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

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A Quote by Elder Pasios of the Holy Mountain on god, christianity, divine, victory, symbol, truth, sacred, spirit, devil, and gift

We have the power of the Holy Cross, our holy symbol, the divine grace of Christ, only as long as we have the holy marking of the Holy Baptism, meaning we have denied the devil and sided with Christ, and received the Holy Marking, the seal of the Gift of the Holy Spirit.

Elder Pasios of the Holy Mountain

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

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A Quote by Abbot Nikon on god, vanity, humility, good, hope, victory, help, self, enlightenment, and holiness

In the battle with vanity, cling to the Gospel and example of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.  Do not rely on yourself, but on the Lord, not only in important matters, but even in seemingly insignificant ones.  Without the Lord, we are unable to do anything truly good for ourselves, and even that which initially seems good will turn out to be harmful if we haven't asked the Lord for help or prayed about it.

Abbot Nikon

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

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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 St. Isaac the Syrian on god, life, death, christianity, strength, victory, obedience, love, awakening, and success

Be dead in life, and you will not live in death.  Let your soul die strenuously, and not live in weakness.  Not only those who suffer death for the sake of faith in Christ are martyrs; but also those who die because of their observance of His commandments.

St. Isaac the Syrian

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

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A Quote by Saint Peter of Damascus on god, christianity, victory, growth, action, hope, virtues, good, life, and spirituality

He who keeps in mind the way of the saints, by imitating them, not only shakes off the deadly paralysis of sin, but also takes up the life of the virtues.

Saint Peter of Damascus

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, 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
http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

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 Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianl on god, christianity, evil, sacredness, good, truth, love, victory, and freedom

We do not suffer because there is too much godliness in the world, but because there is too much evil. We must overcome the evil around us with godliness, speaking the truth in love.

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

Bishop Joseph

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

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A Quote by Elder Cleopa on god, christianity, protection, magic, witches, victory, freedom, truth, life, and peace

Do not do anything without signing yourself with the sign of the Cross!  When you depart on a journey, when you begin your work, when you go to study, when you are alone, and when you are with other people, seal yourself with the Holy Cross on your forehead, your body, your chest, your heart, your lips, your eyes, your ears.  All of you should be sealed with the sign of Christ's victory over hell.  Then you will no longer be afraid of charms, evil spirits, or sorcery, because these are dissolved by the power of the Cross like wax before fire and like dust before the wind"
Elder Cleopa (+1998)
http://www.orthodox.net/articles/about-crossing-oneself.html

Elder Cleopa

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

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