Science of the Saints, 27-VII-2018, St Aquila of the Seventy

Saint Aquila, Disciple from the Seventy. It is possible that he was a disciple of the Apostle Paul, a native of Pontus and a Jew, living in the city of Rome with his wife Priscilla. During the reign of the emperor Claudius (41-54) all the Jews were banished from Rome. Saint Aquila and his wife were … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 27-VII-2018, St Aquila of the Seventy

Science of the Saints, 19-VII-2018, St Sisoes the Great

"A brother asked Abba Sisoes, 'What shall I do, Abba, for I have fallen?' The old man said to him, 'Get up again.' The brother said, 'I have got up again, but I have fallen again.' The old man said, 'Get up again and again.' So then the brother said, 'How many times?' The old … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 19-VII-2018, St Sisoes the Great

Science of the Saints, 18-VII-2018, St Sergius of Radonezh

"If you want to serve God, prepare your heart not for food, not for drink, not for rest, not for ease, but for suffering, so that you may endure all temptations, trouble and sorrow. Prepare for severities, fasts, spiritual struggles and many afflictions, for 'by many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God;' … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 18-VII-2018, St Sergius of Radonezh

Sayings from the Fathers, 13-VII-2018.

"Let us set before our eyes the illustrious apostles. Peter, through unrighteous envy, endured not one or two, but numerous labours; and when he had at length suffered martyrdom, departed to the place of glory due to him. Owing to envy, Paul also obtained the reward of patient endurance, after being seven times thrown into … Continue reading Sayings from the Fathers, 13-VII-2018.

Sayings from the Fathers, 12-VII-2018.

"Suppose there arise a dispute relative to some important question among us, should we not have recourse to the most ancient Churches with which the apostles held constant intercourse, and learn from them what is certain and clear in regard to the present question? For how should it be if the apostles themselves had not … Continue reading Sayings from the Fathers, 12-VII-2018.

Sayings from the Fathers, 11-VII-2018.

"And account the longsuffering of our Lord, salvation; as also our most dear brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, hath written to you: As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are certain things hard to be understood, which the unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do … Continue reading Sayings from the Fathers, 11-VII-2018.

Sayings from the Fathers, 8-VII-2018.

On the Lord's Day of the Lord come together, break bread and hold Eucharist, after confessing your transgressions that your offering may be pure; But let none who has a quarrel with his fellow join in your meeting until they be reconciled, that your sacrifice be not defiled. For this is that which was spoken … Continue reading Sayings from the Fathers, 8-VII-2018.