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Cheap Love vs Priceless Love

“He who has real love
does not care whether
others appreciate his love.”

– Saint Paisios of Mount Athos

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Church History Saints Spirituality

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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American Orthodox Church History Saints Spirituality

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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St. Innocent of Alaska

Bishop of Kamchatka, the Kurilian and Aleutian islands
Enlightener of America

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Saints

The Prologue of Ohrid

The Prologue from Ohrid is a precious collection of the lives of the saints of the Orthodox Church intended for daily
use by the faithful, it was first compiled
by Saint Nikolai Velimorovich in the 1920’s.

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Church History Saints

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