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St. Job of Pochaev

“You strengthened all people in Orthodoxy, Job, our venerable father; pray that our souls may be saved.”

– Troparion of St. Job

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St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

“It is necessary that reading be assisted by a way of life:
‘Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only,
deceiving your own selves’ (James 1:22).”

– St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

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St Tikhon of Zadonsk

“Do we forgive our neighbors their trespasses?
God also forgives us in His mercy.
Do we refuse to forgive? God, too, will refuse to forgive us.”

-St. Tikhon of Zadonsk

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American Orthodox Church History Saints

Orthodoxy in China

“Give rest, O Lord, to the souls of your servants — Priest Mitrophan and those with him — and make their memory to be eternal. Amen.”

-Orthodox.cn

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Church History Theology

Hieromartyr Daniel Sysoev

“The Blood of the Martyrs is the Seed of the Church.”

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The Seven Ecumenical Councils

A summary of the Seven Ecumenical Councils that define Christian dogma and doctrine

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Blessed Father Seraphim Rose

“Orthodoxy is not so much a matter of the head,
it’s something living and it’s of the heart…”

– Blessed Fr. Seraphim Rose

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American Orthodox Church History Saints

Orthodoxy in the British Isles

“Better a stupid and unlettered brother who, working the good things he knows, merits life in Heaven than one who though being distinguished for his learning in the Scriptures, or even holding the place of a doctor, lacks the bread of love.”

-St. Bede the Venerable

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A Canon for Strugglers

“Don’t let anyone ever take your books away from you.
But don’t mistake the reading of books for the real thing,
which is the living of Orthodoxy.”

-Fr Seraphim Rose

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The Law of God (Fr Seraphim Slobodskoy)

“Protopriest Seraphim Slobodskoy’s Law of God alone, for instance, is used by hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of children in Sunday schools, while teenagers use this book to prepare for seminary. Many believe that it is one of the finest simple overviews of the Orthodox faith written in modern times.”

– OrthodoxWiki

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Mary

“Rejoice of Virgin Theotokos! Mary full of grace, the Lord is with Thee, blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, for Thou hast borne the Savior of our souls!”

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Archbishop Averky

“The ascetic is one who forces himself to do everything that is conducive to growth and development in the spiritual life and does nothing that would prevent this.”