Church Fathers Speak

St. Augustine, Sermons on 1 John, 2:10

The flood of temporal things draws us after itself, but in this flood there is, as it were, a full-grown tree: our Lord Jesus Christ.  He took flesh, died, and ascended to heaven.  It is as if He agreed…

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St. John of the Ladder

Whoever has become a servant of the Lord fears only his Master.  But whoever is without the fear of God is often afraid of his own shadow.  Fearfulness is the daughter of unbelief.  A proud soul is…

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St. Ephraim

Whoever fears God stands above all manner of fear.  He has become a stranger to all the fear of this world and placed it far from himself, and no manner of trembling comes near him

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St. Basil the Great

Do not say, "This happened by chance, while this came to be of itself."  In all that exists there is nothing disorderly, nothing indefinite, nothing without purpose, nothing by chance...How many hairs…

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St. Basil the Great

As it is impossible to verbally describe the sweetness of honey to one who never tasted honey, so the goodness of God cannot be clearly communicated by way of teaching if we ourselves are not able to…

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