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St Diadochus: “keeping guard over the city of purity”

22 February 2016



“He who is always at home within his own heart is a stranger to all the pleasures of this life. He walks in the Spirit, and so knows nothing of the lusts of the flesh. All the wiles of the demons against such a man remain ineffective, for he makes his way under the protection of the virtues, which stand as gatekeepers keeping guard over the city of purity.”
– St. Diadochus Bishop of Photiki

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