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Gerondissa Makrina était une femme grande et majestueuse, à l’aspect imposant, au visage lumineux. Dès que vous l’aperceviez, dès le premier instant, vous compreniez qu’avec elle, il fallait parler sérieusement, parler des problèmes importants de la vie. Vous pouviez parler avec elle des heures durant. Elle parvenait à édifier n’importe quel visiteur, et en particulier ceux qui aspiraient à l’amour du Christ».

Gerondissa Makrina était une femme grande et majestueuse, à l’aspect imposant, au visage lumineux. Dès que vous l’aperceviez, dès le premier instant, vous compreniez qu’avec elle, il fallait parler sérieusement, parler des problèmes importants de la vie. Vous pouviez parler avec elle des heures durant. Elle parvenait à édifier n’importe quel visiteur, et en particulier ceux qui aspiraient à l’amour du Christ».

Le détachement des biens de ce monde

Le détachement des biens de ce monde

"My life — is a lengthy, stubborn and constant battle with myself, a battle which I am waging at present, being constantly fortified by God’s grace." - St John of Kronstadt

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“We have within us deeply rooted weaknesses, passions, and defects. This can not all be cut out with one sharp motion, but patience, persistence, care and attention. The path leading to perfection is long. Pray to God so that he will strengthen you. Patiently accept your falls and, having stood up, immediately run to God, not remaining in that place where you have fallen.  Don’t let anything deprive you of hope.” – St Nektarios #orthodoxquotes #orthodoxy #stnektarios #stnektariosquotes

St Nektarios of Aegina: Hope

“We have within us deeply rooted weaknesses, passions, and defects. This can not all be cut out with one sharp motion, but patience, persistence, care and attention. The path leading to perfection is long. Pray to God so that he will strengthen you. Patiently accept your falls and, having stood up, immediately run to God, not remaining in that place where you have fallen. Don’t let anything deprive you of hope.” – St Nektarios #orthodoxquotes #orthodoxy #stnektarios #stnektariosquotes

The soul is greater than the body: the body becomes sick, and with that it is finished. But a spiritual sickness extends into eternity. Deliver us, O lord, from such illness, and grant us healing.  St. Macarius, quoted from Living Without Hypocrisy: Spiritual Counsels of the Holy Elders of Optina

Macarius: Difference between bodily and spiritual sickness - Orthodox Church Quotes

"It is useless to accuse those around us and those who live with us of somehow interfering with or being an impediment to our salvation and spiritual perfection.Spiritual or emotional dissatisfaction comes from within ourselves. We would do well to comprehend the Holy Fathers’ simple advice: If we will humble ourselves, we will find tranquility anywhere, without having to mentally wander about many other places, where we might have the same, or even worse, experiences." ~St. Ambrose of…

Ambrose of Optina (lived was a clairvoyant Russian monk and staretz (elder) whom thousands of pilgrims came to for pastoral and spiritual advice.

Geronda Élysée du monastère Simonos Petra

Geronda Élysée du monastère Simonos Petra

Porphyrios - Orthodox Christian Quotes "We Should refer all our problems, whatever they are, to God, just as we say in the Divine Liturgy." Orthodox and Vegan

Les mauvaises pensées par St Païssios l'Agiorite

Les mauvaises pensées par St Païssios l'Agiorite

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