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Elder Paisios: “We have to witness our faith with boldness”

12 October 2017

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“We have to witness our faith with boldness, because if we continue to be silent we’ll have to answer in the end. In these difficult days each must do what’s in their power. And leave what’s out of their power to the will of God. In this way our conscience will be clear .
If we don’t resist, then our ancestors will arise from their graves. They suffered so much for the Fatherland, and we? What are we doing for it?.. If Christians don’t begin to witness their faith, to resist evil, then the destroyers will become even more insolent. But today’s Christians are no warriors. If the Church keeps silent, to avoid conflict with the government, if the metropolitans are silent, if the monks hold their peace, then who will speak up ? “

Elder Paisios


John of the Cross: “To love is to be transformed”

12 October 2017

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“To love is to be transformed into what we love. To love God is therefore to be transformed into God.”

St. John of the Cross

Nektarios of Aegina: “the difficult path of virtue”

11 October 2017

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“Christians, have we understood the great responsibility that we have taken on before God through baptism? Have we come to know that we must conduct ourselves as children of God, that we must align our will with the will of God, that we must remain free from sin, that we must love God with all our hearts and always patiently await union with Him? Have we thought about the fact that our heart should be so filled with love that it should overflow to our neighbor? Do we have the feeling that we must become holy and perfect, children of God and heirs of the Kingdom of Heaven? We must struggle for this, so that we may not be shown unworthy and rejected. Let none of us lose our boldness, nor neglect our duties, nor be afraid of the difficulties of spiritual struggle. For we have God as a helper, who 
strengthens us in the difficult path of virtue.”
St. Nektarios of Aegina

Patriarch of Moscow: “The fearful experience of Christian history”

11 October 2017

If only we had bishops like His Holiness Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril, in the United States. We have allowed evil and a foul wickedness to inhabit our land.

Ben Borgman: “I’m gay. You have to leave,”

10 October 2017

Watch this video of a homosexual owner of a Seattle coffee shop ejecting a group of Christian’s from his business his just because he felt offended by their presence. The group, which is called Abolish Human Abortion, decided to order drinks at Seattle’s Bedlam Coffee after passing out pro-life pamphlets in the area when Ben Borgman, the owner, angrily asked the group to leave. Pay attention to the utter vulgarity that they are subjected to. If this would have been so-called ‘Christians’ throwing a homosexual or transsexual out of their coffee shop and verbally abusing them in such a manner it would appear on the evening news, and be repeated on CNN and MSNBC for days or even weeks on end. The hypocrisy of the media, the gay lobby, and progressives in general, is astounding.

Alasdair MacIntyre: “the new dark ages which are already upon us”

10 October 2017

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“A crucial turning point in that earlier history occurred when men and women of good will turned aside from the task of shoring up the Roman imperium and ceased to identify the continuation of civility and moral community with the maintenance of that imperium. What they set themselves to achieve instead often not recognizing fully what they were doing—was the construction of new forms of community within which the moral life could be sustained so that both morality and civility might survive the coming ages of barbarism and darkness. If my account of our moral condition is correct, we ought also to conclude that for some time now we too have reached that turning point. What matters at this stage is the construction of local forms of community within which civility and the intellectual and moral life can be sustained through the new dark ages which are already upon us.”

Alasdair MacIntyre

Clement of Rome: “God hates those who praise themselves.”

10 October 2017

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“So, being the portion of the Holy God, begin to do all that pertains to holiness, running away from evil words, unclean and shameful relations, drunkenness, passions and innovations, base lusts, defiled adulteries and overweening pride. For it is said: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (I Pet. 5:5). So, let us unite ourselves to them to whom grace has been given by God. Let us put on oneness of mind, let us be humble, temperate, far from any cursing or evil speech, making ourselves righteous by deeds and not by words… Let our praise be from God, and not from ourselves. God hates those who praise themselves. Let the 
witness of our good deeds be given by others.” 

St. Clement of Rome