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Stages

A person is perfect in this life when as a pledge of what is to come he receives the grace to assimilate himself to

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Deification

A person is perfect in this life when as a pledge of what is to come he receives the grace to assimilate himself to

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The Artisan & Field Worker

Although the Holy Fathers praised monasticism as the angelic state, and although many of the greatest saints lived their lives and attained perfection in

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The Purpose of Life

“This life has been given to you for repentance; do not waste it in vain pursuits.” – St. Isaac the Syrian

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Forgetting Theosis is Blindness

“At the present time,” the elder replied, “Owing to our almost universal coldness to our holy faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, and our

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Theosis: the aim of Christian Life

“It was Thursday,” writes Motovilov. “The day was gloomy. The snow lay eight inches deep on the ground; and dry, crisp snowflakes were falling

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The goal of all we do

In our catechisms, sermons and everything said by parents, teachers, clergy and other workers of the Church, instead of talking about sterile improvements of

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St. Seraphim on Fire

Abba Joseph, a desert father, was approached by Abba Lot, who informed him that he had kept his rule of prayer, fasted, purified his

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St. Seraphim on Deification

St. Seraphim of Sarov, a Russian monk of the nineteenth century, went into the forest with his disciple, Motovilov, during a snowstorm. While praying,

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God became man, that man become God.

St. Clement of Alexandria: “The Word of God became man, that you may learn from man how man may become God.” St. Athanasius of