Spiritual Counsels

  • Spiritual Counsel
  • April 19, 2010
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All of us struggle with our passions and are often led to sin through them. Learn from Abba Dorotheos' spiritual directions to his monastic disciples on how to combat this dilemma. 


  • Spiritual Counsel
  • March 26, 2010
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He who has faith...


  • Spiritual Counsel
  • March 14, 2010
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Once there lived in the city an officer of the palace court...


  • Spiritual Counsel
  • March 6, 2010
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It is tempting to think that we should not deal with a priest who commits sins or other misdeeds, judging him harshly for any errors he may have committed and refusing the sacraments he serves...read what Abba Mark has to say on this...


  • Spiritual Counsel
  • March 5, 2010
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Why is it when I pray I feel sleepy....?


  • Spiritual Counsel
  • March 4, 2010
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If he had spoken of the passions of the soul, I should have replied...


  • Spiritual Counsel
  • December 30, 2009
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Repentance! Did she or did she not repent...?


  • Spiritual Counsel
  • December 30, 2009
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“Father, to what does the Prophet refer when he says, ‘There is no salvation for him in his God’ (Psalm 3:3)...?”


  • Spiritual Counsel
  • December 20, 2009
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...Neither fasting nor prayer are, or should be an end in themselves...


  • Spiritual Counsel
  • December 18, 2009
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The One who possessed the incorruptible image and likeness of God had to be tempted himself by the same passions by which Adam was also tempted...


  • Spiritual Counsel
  • December 18, 2009
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We ought to give thanks to God for both the universal and particular gifts of soul and body that He bestows on us...


  • Spiritual Counsel
  • December 18, 2009
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St Ammonas' life is especially interesting and inspirational for us because ...


  • Spiritual Counsel
  • December 18, 2009
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So you too, if you wish to be saved, must become like a dead man...


  • Spiritual Counsel
  • December 18, 2009
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The mind, before it awakens from the sleep of laziness, is with the demons...


  • Spiritual Counsel
  • December 17, 2009
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Since the enemy watches you constantly, waiting for an opportunity to sow evil in you, be doubly watchful over yourself...


  • Spiritual Counsel
  • December 16, 2009
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How can I make God’s desire for me, my own desire, ‘who desires all men to be saved…’


  • Spiritual Counsel
  • November 30, 2009
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It was said that Abba Gelasios had a leather Bible worth eighteen pieces of silver...


  • Spiritual Counsel
  • November 30, 2009
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The weather shifts from cloudy to clear and then back to rain; thus it is with human nature. One must always expect clouds to hide the sun sometimes...


  • Spiritual Counsel
  • November 30, 2009
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The ladder that leads to the Kingdom is hidden within your soul...