January 28, Saint Isaac the Syrian

January 28, Saint Isaac the Syrian

On the day of his feast… What is a merciful heart? It is a heart on fire for the whole of creation, for humanity, for the birds, for the animals, for demons, and for all that exists. By the recollection of them the eyes of a merciful person pour forth tears in...

Fasting

From here: Fasting is a means and spiritual tool which is not limited to food, but the entire man must participate in it psychosomatically. Listen to what John Chrysostom says: ‘Do you fast? Give me proof of it by your works. If you see a poor man, take pity on...

We Must Pray for All

A quote from Elder Sophony’s book, Saint Silouan the Athonite: “I remember a conversation between him (Saint Silouan) and a certain hermit, who declared with evident satisfaction, ‘God will punish all atheists. They will burn in everlasting fire.’...

From Saint Isaac the Syrian

Thank you, John Sanidopoulos. Let yourself be persecuted, but do not persecute others. Be crucified, but do not crucify others. Be slandered, but do not slander others. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep: such is the sign of purity. Suffer...