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Cast your care upon the Lord, and He shall support you;
He will never allow the righteous to be moved.
(Ps 54:23, Septuagint)
Now if all were to take fasting as the counselor for their actions,
nothing would prevent a profound peace from spreading throughout the entire world.
Nations would not rise up against one another, nor would armies clash in battle.
If fasting prevailed, weapons would not be wrought, courts of justice would not be erected, people […]
Whenever in your path you find unchanging peace, beware:
you are very far from the divine paths trodden by the weary feet of the saints.
St. Isaac the Syrian
“Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance.
For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting.
Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.”
You disfigure your face when your interior disposition is concealed by a […]
The riches of God cannot be computed or limited.
For if you take away water from the sea, its deficiency will be imperceptible.
And if you remove sand from the seashore, its measure will not be diminished.
And if you count the stars of heaven, you will not arrive at the sum […]
When Joseph’s brothers saw their father was dead, they said,
“Perhaps Joseph will hate us, and may actually repay us for all the evil we did to him.”
So they came to Joseph, saying, “Before your father died he commanded, saying,
‘Thus you shall say to Joseph, “I beg you, forgive the injustice of […]
“Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man”?
(Ps 51:3 Septuagint)
That is, he that in malice is mighty, why does he glory?
There is need that a man be mighty, but in goodness, not in malice.
Is it any great thing to glory in malice?
To build a house belongs […]
The heart of a wise man shall understand the things from his own mouth
(Prov 16:21, Septuagint)