Tireless dog

Advertisement ABOUTOne elder was asked how can a zealous Christian not be tempted when he is experiencing so many temptations: the world opposes him in every possible way, he sees monks returning to the world, realizes his own weakness, etc.? …

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Footprints in the sand

Advertisement TOOnce a person had a dream. He dreamed that he was walking on a sandy shore, and next to him was the Lord. Pictures from his life flashed in the sky, and after each of them he noticed two chains of …

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God is everywhere

Advertisement Once Abba Vissarion walked with his disciple along the seashore. The disciple felt a great thirst and said to Abba Vissarion: – Father, I am very thirsty. The elder, having prayed, said to him: – Get drunk from the sea. …

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God knows what is good

Advertisement Brother asked the elder: – What good deed can I do and live with him? The elder answered: – God knows what is good. I heard that one of the elders asked Abba Nesteroi: “What good deed can I do?” Abba …

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God is incomprehensible

Advertisement Long before the birth of Christ in Sicily there was a sovereign named Hieron. He had sages at his court, among whom Simonides stood out especially. One day Hieron said to him: – Simonides! Stretch your wisdom, explain to me what …

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God Who Forgets Sins

Advertisement TOGod appeared to an old woman in a village. She told the priest about this, who, taking care of the spiritual order of his parishioner, told her: – If God appears to you next time, ask Him to tell …

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Be like an angel

Advertisement Rath John thought, “I want to be like the angels. They do nothing but contemplate the splendor of God. ” And on the same night, he left the monastery in Scete and went into the desert. A week later he returned …

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