Spiritual subjects

Against anger and resentment

Whoever gets angry at a friend gives themselves over to the devil A certain monk Isaac recounted the following incident from his life. “One time,” he says, “I argued with my brother and started to get angry at him. Later, while I was sitting in my cell and doing handiwork, I suddenly remembered the argument…

Elder Joseph the Hesychast – contemplation on the love of the Most Holy Theotokos

Our Panagia hastens everywhere. She bestows her grace abundantly upon anyone who fervently cries out to her. She is a mediatress to Christ for everyone because she was deemed worthy to give birth to the Lord and to become the Mother of God. She carries Him in her arms and continuously entreats Him. Since we…

A few wise counsels for a happy family

There is a great possibility that a marriage will be happy, but the possibility of its demise should not be forgotten. Only by leading a good and wise life can we have good spousal relations in a marriage. The first lesson to be learned and adhered to is patience. At the beginning of family life,…

God and Astronomy – Robert Jastrow

Robert Jastrow (September 7, 1925—February 8, 2008) was an astronaut, physicist, and cosmologist who lived and worked in America. He was a head scientist at NASA, as well as a popular author and futurist. He received his doctorate in theoretical physics from Columbia University in 1948, at the age of only twenty-three. He later joined…

Heaven and hell – (Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus)

19 Jesus said, “There was a certain rich man who was splendidly clothed in purple and fine linen and who lived each day in luxury. 20 At his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus who was covered with sores. 21 As Lazarus lay there longing for scraps from the rich man’s table, the dogs…

Fear – that’s not who you are

You are not the one who fears. You are not the one who gets upset. You are not the one who trembles and goes crazy from the troubles and difficulties of everyday life. No, those are the roles you have imposed upon yourself, they make you feel like that. If you take off the coat…