Prayer is a refuge of God’s great mercy to the human race.
The refuge is a place of inner stillness and peace where the heart is fully opened to the embrace of God’s love. It is a return to the ancient paradise from which the human race, in Adam, had to depart because of disobedience to the command of God.
The Refuge is an exposition of the concrete actions we should take if we truly desire to live with and in God. It weaves together meditations on scripture (from the Psalms in particular) and amplifies these with the wisdom of early Christian saints, in particular the ascetical writings of St. John of the Ladder, St. Macarius the Great, and St. Isaac the Syrian. It is an active exhortation for us to reacquire the original nobility with which God fashioned us.
In the collection of the Fifty Spiritual Homilies, Saint Makarios describes the different effects of the grace of God within us. By continuing in the virtues and especially in prayer,...
This wonderful story about how a humble pilgrim found the gift of noetic prayer while living amidst the distractions of the world is a favorite and timeless classic. Many people...
Author: Nicholai Velimirovich This book, written in 1921-1922 by Saint Nocholai of Ohrid and Zhicha (1880-1956) who has been called the “New Chrysostom” for his theological depth and golden tongued...
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