by St. Maximos the ConfessorThose permitted by God to test us eitherinflame the desiring aspect of the soul, orstir up its incensive power, ordarken its intelligence, orenvelop its body in pain, ordeprive us of bodily necessities. … [Read more...]
What Is Authentic Interior Worship?
by Fr. Patrick Henry ReardonPerhaps among the least appreciated, and seldom thought on, descriptions of Jesus our Lord is the one given by John the Baptist:"His winnowing shovel is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor; and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn … [Read more...]
The Salvation of the Soul is Neither a Whim Nor a Game
by Fr. Octavian Moshin All our concerns about “daily bread” should be equal to what is necessary for our existence, while the main purpose and concern of our earthly life should be to seek an answer to the question of how to spend our lives in a God-pleasing manner and how to acquire the salvation … [Read more...]