Saint Porphyrios (Bairaktaris) the Kapsokalyvite
Commemorated on 2 December
There is one thing we must do, and that is turn to Him and love Him with our soul. Love for Christ: this is the best and sole remedy for the passions.
“The flood of divine love fills the soul with joy and exultation.”
Prayer should not be seen as a chore or an obligation but rather an act of love.
The object is not to sit and afflict and constrict yourself in order to improve. The object is to live, study, to pray and to advance in love––in love for Christ and for the Church.
The Elder tells us,
Simplicity and gentleness are a very saintly mode of spiritual life, but you cannot learn this in an external way. It must suffuse itself mystically within you so that your soul embraces this mode of life through the grace of…
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