"A soul cannot have peace if it doesn't pray for its enemies."

+ St. Silouan the Athonite

The best fast is to patiently endure everything that God sends.

+ St. Anatoly of Optina

Abba Macarius said, 'If you rebuke someone and do it with anger, you have allowed a passion to control you. You have not saved anyone and have destroyed yourself'.

“For the sorrow caused in the heart by sin against love is more poignant than any torment.”

St Isaac of Syria

“Do not be troubled if you do not immediately receive from God what you ask Him; for He desires to do something even greater for you, while you cling to Him in prayer.”

St Evagrius Ponticus

The Stone of Unction in the Holy Sepulchre Church, where the body of Jesus was prepared for burial in the tomb. Here, the body was anointed with myrrh and spices and wrapped in a shroud.

The stone emits oil and a precious fragrance. Visitors who place their religious items on this stone, often find that the fragrance remains for a long time afterwards.

Have no anxiety. Sometimes what's worse than being sick is being afraid of getting sick. Leave it to God. Whatever God gives you is best for you. God never gives you a Cross without first weighing and measuring it very carefully to make sure that the Cross will result in your spiritual growth.

-- Elder Amilianos of Simonopetra

To say that God turns away from the sinful is like saying that the sun hides from the blind.

Abba Anthony the Great

“Martyrdom does not consist only in dying for one's faith. Martyrdom also consists in serving God with love and purity of heart every day of one's life”

St. Jerome

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