Let us stand well; let us stand with fear, faith and love

Demetrios Tselengides, Professor of Dogmatic Theology of the Theological University of Thessaloniki Note: the translation of this letter was recently sent to us by the sisters of Saint John the Forerunner, along with a word of encouragement from Gerondissa Efpraxia. We are found before events with apocalyptic significance for all of us. For this reason […]

Patience will open the gates of Paradise

Elder Ephraim of Arizona: (from Counsels from the Holy Mountain) Note: this was recently emailed to us by the sisters of Saint John the Forerunner, along with a note of encouragement. How much loss a person suffers when he forgets his sonship and does not reflect that he is disciplined as a child of God! […]

St. Isaac the Syrian (Homily 51 from his Ascetical Homilies):

If you love gentleness, be peaceful. If you are deemed worthy of peace,you will rejoice at all times. Seek understanding, not gold. Clothe yourselfwith humility, not fine linen. Gain peace, not a worldly kingdom.No man has prudence if he is not humble, and he who lacks humility isdevoid of prudence. No man is humble if […]