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After my death our beloved Church abroad will break three ways ... first the Greeks will leave us as they were never a part of us ... then those who live for this world and its glory will go to Moscow ... what will remain will be those souls faithful to Christ and His Church. ~St. Philaret of NY

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from the Counsels of Starets Parfeny


• The Holy Spirit dwells in simple hearts.  Internal simplicity must be poured out on all our externals — simplicity in everything: in speech, in appearance.  Do not appear reverent, do not look down, do not speak cleverly in a low voice.  Even though you compose your external appearance with a good intention, grace will abandon you.

complete article in Orthodox Life magazine


1 comment:

Joanna said...

If we have a good priest (or bishop),
we give thanks to God. If a bad one,
we endure him."
old Russian saying

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