What the Lives of the Saints Actually Show Us

Lives of the Saints

by St. Justin Popovich

“In the Lives of the Saints are shown numerous but always certain ways of salvation, enlightenment, sanctification, transfiguration, ‘christification,’ deification; all the ways are shown by which man conquers sin, every sin; conquers passion, every passion; conquers death; conquers the devil, every devil.

There is a remedy there for every sin: from every passion?healing, from every death?resurrection from every devil?deliverance; from all evils?salvation.

There is no passion, no sin for which the Lives of the Saints do not show how the passion or sin in question in conquered, mortified, and uprooted.”

Orthodox Faith and Life in Christ, “Introduction to the Lives of the Saints”


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