The Wisdom of the Saints about the last things (part 2)

“Just as seed, existing formlessly in the beginning, is shaped into a design and increases in bulk, prepared as it is by the indescribable skill of God, so too it is not at all absurd but entirely consistent that the material enclosed in tombs and which was once possessed of...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about Jesus Christ (part 5)

“Beloved: If you invoke as Father Him Who judges impartially according to each one’s works, conduct yourselves with reverence during the time of your sojourning, realizing that you were ransomed from your futile conduct, handed on by your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold but with the...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about Spiritual Warfare (part 2)

“Let us take these arms, let us fortify oursleves with these spiritual and heavenly safeguards, that in the most evil day we may be able to withstand and resist the threats of the devil. Let us put on the breastplate of righteousness, that our breast may be fortified and safe...

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The Wisdom of the Saints……..about faith (part 6)

“Let us struggle against the principalities, against the powers, against lurking tyrants and persecutors, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places and among the celestial beings, against the war which goes on even within ourselves among the passions, against...

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The Wisdom of the Saints…………about The Holy Trinity

“For with [God] were always present the Word and Wisdom, the Son and the Spirit, by Whom and in Whom, freely and spontaneously, He made all things, to Whom also He speaks, saying, ‘Let Us make man after Our image and likeness’.” St. Irenaeus (2nd-3rd centuries) “There is one God,...

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The Wisdom of the Saints………….about the Sacraments

“Let none of you turn deserter. Let your baptism be your armor; your faith, your helmet; your love, your spear; your patient endurance, your panoply.” St. Ignatius of Antioch (1st-2nd century) “Of the beliefs and practices whether generally accepted or publicly enjoined which are preserved in the Church some we...

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Wisdom of the Saints….about purity (part 2)

“If you wish to prevent all evil thoughts, let your eyes be modestly reserved, and make a league with them never to look upon anything which it is not permitted you to desire.” St. Gregory of Nyssa (4th century) “As water extinguishes fire, so prayer extinguishes the heat of the...

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