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St. John of Kronstadt: We ought to have the most lively spiritual union with the heavenly inhabitants . . .

“We ought to have the most lively spiritual union with the heavenly inhabitants, with all the saints, apostles, prophets, martyrs, prelates, venerable and righteous men, as they are all members of one single body, The Church of Christ, to which we sinners also belong, and the living Head of which is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. 60 more words

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St. Peter of Damascus: Such are the souls of the saints: they love their enemies more than themselves, and . . .

“Such are the souls of the saints: they love their enemies more than themselves, and in this age and in the age to come they put their neighbor first in all things, even though because of his ill-will he may be their enemy. 69 more words

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St. Dimitry of Rostov: The lives and praises of the saints are like the stars in brilliance. Because of their number, we do not know the names of all the saints; still, they . . .

“The lives and praises of the saints are like the stars in brilliance. Because of their number, we do not know the names of all the saints; still, they amaze us by their radiant majesty, as do the stars, which while fixed in their position in the heavens, illumine all that is below, being seen by the Indians, yet not concealed from the Scythians, shining upon the land and guiding by their light those at sea. 56 more words

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Desert Fathers: . . . The practices of one saint differ from those of another, but it is the same Spirit that works in all of them.

Abba Poemen said that Abba John said that the saints are like a group of trees, each bearing different fruit, but watered from the same source. 38 more words

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St. Athanasius: It is a fact, brothers and sisters, that the path of the saints in this life is one full of troubles. . . .

“It is a fact, brothers and sisters, that the path of the saints in this life is one full of troubles. They either endure the pain of longing for that which is to come, like the one who said, ‘Woe is me that I have such a long pilgrimage’ (Ps. 59 more words

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Women's Study Week 2: Types of the Theotokos in the Old Testament

The second week of the women’s study notes can now be downloaded for viewing. We discussed the stories of Sarah and Hannah through the lens of the New Testament. 11 more words

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