Do not be surprised if you fall every day and do not surrender. Stand your ground bravely. And you may be sure that your guardian angel will respect your endurance. A fresh, warm wound is easier to heal than those that are old, neglected, and festering, and that need extensive treatment, surgery, bandaging, and cauterization. Long neglect can render many incurable. However, all things are possible with God.

The man who follows Christ in solitary mourning is greater than he who praises Christ amid the congregation of men.

Slavonic Chant - Valaam

A Mercy of Peace, Holy Holy Lord of Sabaoth, and We Hymn Thee (The petitions after the Cherubic Hymn)


The choir of the brethren of Valaam; various Russian Orthodox Chant

This is beautiful beyond words

I really wanted to put this back on my blog again

Those who live in obedience are strangers to love of money.

May the soul that has sought refuge in Thy cross and inherited eternal incorruptible treasure praise and exalt Thee together with the spirits that number her among Thy ranks.

And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee; for My strength is made perfect in weakness

Coffee hour:



It is not possible to represent and to think of the cross without love. Where the cross is, there is love. In church you see crosses everywhere and on everything, in order that everything should remind you that you are in the temple of the God of love, the temple of love crucified for us.

St. John of Kronstadt (via phil0kalia)

(Source: mihalovesellie)

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