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Makarios of Egypt: “the soul that is unaware of its wounds”

3 July 2020

Makarios of Egypt

 

 

 

“… alas for the soul that is unaware of its wounds and that in its endless sinfulness and obduracy does not think it has anything evil within it: the good doctor will not visit it or heal it, since it does not seek Him out or have any concern for its wounds, because it thinks it is well and in good health. As the Lord said: ‘It is not the healthy that need a doctor, but the sick’ (Mt. 9:12).”

St. Makarios of Egypt, The Philokalia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Warburg: “world government whether or not you like it”

3 July 2020

James Warburg

 

 

“We shall have world government whether or not you like it, by conquest or consent.”

James Warburg, Statement to The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 17th, 1950

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philotheos of Sinai: “evil thoughts”

2 July 2020

Philotheos of Sinai

 

 

 

“If evil thoughts have not been uprooted from the heart, they are bound to manifest themselves in evil actions.”

St. Philotheos of Sinai, The Philokalia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MacKenzie King: “Usury once in control will wreck the nation”

2 July 2020

Mackenzie King

 

 

“Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile… Once a nation parts with the control of its credit, it matters not who makes the laws….Usury once in control will wreck the nation.”

William Lyon MacKenzie King, (1874-1950) Former Prime Minister of Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aris Roussinos: “the fate of a monument stands as a metaphor”

1 July 2020

degenerate vandals

 

 

“It is natural to read a culture’s attitudes to its monuments as expressions of its social health. They are the symbolic repository of any given culture, and deeply imbued with political meaning. When civilisations fall and their literature is lost to time, it is their monuments that serve as testaments to their values, to their greatest heroes and their highest aspirations. Statues, great building projects and monuments are stories we tell about ourselves, expressions in stone and bronze of the Burkean compact between generations past and those to come. As Atta’s thesis states, the architecture of the past is imbued with moral meaning: “if we think about the maintenance of urban heritage,” he wrote, “then this is a maintenance of the good values of the former generations for the benefit of today’s and future generations.”

It is only logical then, for the terminal crisis of liberal modernity to play out in culture wars over monuments, as the fate of a monument stands as a metaphor for the civilisation that erected it. It is for this reason that conquerors of a civilisation so often pull down the monuments of their predecessors and replace them with their own, a powerful act of symbolic domination.

The wave of statue-toppling spreading across the Western world from the United States is not an aesthetic act, but a political one, the disfigured monuments in bronze and stone standing for the repudiation of an entire civilisation. No longer limiting their rage to slave-owners, American mobs are pulling down and disfiguring statues of abolitionists, writers and saints in an act of revolt against the country’s European founding, now reimagined as the nation’s original sin, a moral and symbolic shift with which we Europeans will soon be forced to reckon.”

Aris Roussinos

Aris Roussinos

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Boethius: “for man, it is a defect”

30 June 2020

Boethius

 

 

“Man towers above the rest of creation so long as he realizes his own [free, rational] nature, and when he forgets it, he sinks lower than than the beasts.  For other living things, to be ignorant of themselves is natural; for man, it is a defect.”

Boethius, Roman Senator, 6th century

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athanasius: “waiting entirely on the Lord”

30 June 2020

Athanasius

 

 

 

“Those who pray without ceasing (cf. I Thess. 5:17) are waiting entirely on the Lord, and say, ‘Let us follow on to know the Lord: we shall find Him ready as the morning; and He will come to us as the early and the latter rain for the earth’ (Hos. 6:3). For not only does He satisfy them in the morning; neither does He give them only as much to drink as they ask; but He gives them abundantly according to the multitude of His loving-kindness, vouchsafing to them at all times the grace of the Spirit.”

St. Athanasius of Alexandria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abba Philemon: “When you are in church”

28 June 2020

Abba Philemon

 

 

 

“When you are in church, and are going to partake of the divine mysteries of Christ, do not go out until you have attained complete peace. Stand in one place, and do not leave it until the dismissal. Think that you are standing in heaven, and that in the company of the holy angels you are meeting God and receiving Him in your heart. Prepare yourself with great awe and trembling, lest you mingle with the holy powers unworthily.”

Abba Philemon, The Philokalia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maximos the Confessor: “the single nature of man”

27 June 2020

Maximos the Confessor

 

 

 

“For him who is perfect in love and has reached the summit of dispassion there is no difference between his own or another’s, or between Christians and unbelievers, or between slave and free, or between male and female. But because he has risen above the tyranny of the passions and has fixed his attention on the single nature of man, he looks on all in the same way and shows the same disposition to all. For in him there is neither Greek nor Jew, male nor female, bond not free, but Christ who ‘is all, and in all’ (Col. 3:11; cf. Gal. 3:28).”

St. Maximos the Confessor, The Philokalia

 

 

 

 

 

 

“To support Black Lives Matter is to turn away from Christ”

27 June 2020

Black Lives Matter

 

 

“Black Lives Matter is a terrorist, Marxist organization which promotes abortion and homosexuality. This wicked group was founded by lesbian feminists, and has received tens of millions of dollars in funding from the atheist George Soros.

To support Black Lives Matter is to turn away from Christ, and rejection of Christ makes a person unworthy to take Holy Communion.”

RUSSIAN FAITH website

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