November 29, 2021 ~ Hathor 20, 1738
Do you wish to find life?
Hold faith and humility fast within you;
for through them you will find mercy, help, and words spoken by God in the heart,
along with a protector who stands beside you both […]
For only what exists immutably, truly exists.
It is good for me to be in union with God then,
since if I do not remain in Him, neither can I remain in myself
When a man is enriched with heavenly treasure —
and I mean the presence and the indwelling of Him Who said:
“I and the Father shall come and make our home in him” —
then such a man knows in his very soul what immense grace he has received
and what great happiness he contains […]
To those who serve Him well He gives freedom
Philokalia, Vol I
Assuredly in every one of these heresies, the devil has thus disguised himself,
and has suggested to them words full of craftiness.
The Lord spoke concerning them, that “false christs and false prophets will rise
and show great signs and wonders to deceive” many (Mt 24:24).
Accordingly the devil has come, speaking by each and […]
Then he brought me into the temple and measured its entrance…
Next he measured the wall of the house, six cubits.
The width of each side all around was four cubits on every side.
The side chambers were thirty-two in number, each next to the other…
As one went up from story to story, the […]
We treated Babylon medically, but she would not heal.
Let us forsake her, and let each move to his country.
(Jeremiah 28:9, Septuagint)
In prophecy the future is well joined to the past, whereby both are signified.
Since things which are prophesied of as yet to come […]
For as Eve was seduced by the word of an angel to flee from God, having rebelled against His Word,
so Mary by the word of an angel received the glad tidings that she would bear God by obeying His Word.
The former was seduced to disobey God and so fell, but the […]