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St. Paisios of Mount Athos

“A good spiritual state lies hidden within the humble condition of self-disappointment…”

– St. Paisios of Mt. Athos

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St. Sava of Serbia

“The legacy of Saint Sava lives on in the Orthodox Church traditions of the Slavic nations…The Serbian Hilandar monastery on Mt. Athos lives by the Typikon of Saint Sava to this day.”

– Orthodox Church in America

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St. Theophan the Recluse

“…the essence of prayer is the lifting
of the mind and heart to God”

– St. Theophan

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The Orthodox Faith

“The Orthodox Faith series is intended to provide basic, comprehensive information on the faith and life of the Orthodox Church.”

– oca.org

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St. Herman of Alaska

“A true Christian is made by faith and love of Christ. Our sins do not in the least hinder our Christianity, according to the word of the Savior Himself. He said: I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance…”

– St. Herman of Alaska

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St. Paisius Velichkovsky

“Remember, O my soul, the terrible and frightful wonder: that your Creator for your sake became Man, and deigned to suffer for the sake of your salvation. His angels tremble, the Cherubim are terrified, the Seraphim are in fear, and all the heavenly powers ceaselessly give praise; and you, unfortunate soul, remain in laziness. At least from this time forth arise and do not put off, my beloved soul, holy repentance, contrition of heart and penance for your sins.”

– St. Paisius Velichovsky

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Church History Scripture

Historical Evolution of the New Testament

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness”

II Timothy 3:16

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Church History Scripture

Controversial Books of the Canon

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness”

II Timothy 3:16

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Church History Scripture

Canonicity of the Gospels

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness”

II Timothy 3:16

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Church History Scripture

The Bible of the Apostles

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness”

II Timothy 3:16

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The Sign of the Cross

“The sign of the Cross gives us great strength to repel and conquer evil and to do good, but we must remember to make the sign of the Cross correctly and without haste…”

– Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy

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Filioque (“and from the Son”)

…and in the Holy Spirit, who proceeds from the Father, who with the Father and Son together is worshiped and glorified…