Church Fathers Speak

St. Ephraim the Syrian, Spiritual-Moral Letters

Happy is the man in whom there is love for God, for he bears God within himself.  The one in whom there is love is with God, above all things.  Whoever has love in himself does not fear.  He is never…

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St. John of the Ladder, 24.4

Meekness is an unchanging state of mind, which both in honour and dishonour remains the same.  Meekness consists in praying sincerely and undisturbedly [sic] in the face of afflictions from one's neighbour. …

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St. Irenaeus of Lyons

One should not seek among others the truth that can be easily gotten from the Church.  For in her, as in a rich treasury, the apostles have placed all that pertains to truth, so that everyone can drink…

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St. John Chrysostom

God loves more than a father, mother, friend or anyone else could love, and even more than we are able to love ourselves.

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St. Simeon the New Theologian

Repentance is the door that leads from darkness to light.

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