Category : The Poor

Nearly 11 years ago

Resenting having to give

The presence of the passion of avarice reveals itself when a person enjoys receiving but resents having to give. — St. Maximos the Confessor

Nearly 11 years ago

Love scatters money

The lover of money sneers at the Gospel, and is a willful transgressor. He who has attained to love scatters his money. But he

Nearly 11 years ago

pretext of almsgiving, hatred of the poor

The beginning of love of money is the pretext of almsgiving, and the end of it is hatred of the poor. So long as

Nearly 11 years ago

Christ is reaching to us with the hand of the Poor.

Thus ought we ever to exercise hospitality by our own personal exertions, that we may be sanctified, and our hands be blessed. And if

Nearly 11 years ago

What ascesis means for alms

“The bodies of fellow human beings must be treated with greater care than our own. Christian love teaches us to give our brethren not

Nearly 11 years ago

Let there be no dichotomy

“Do you wish to honor the Body of the Savior? Do not despise it when it is naked. Do not honor it in church

Nearly 11 years ago

The Sermon that Recapitulates the Entire Gospel

“Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from

Nearly 11 years ago

Orphans & True Religion

Every year hundreds of teenagers leave the orphanages of Saint Petersburg. Within a year a third will be in prison, a fifth will be

Nearly 12 years ago

The face of the poor is the face of Christ

“He that has pity upon the poor lends to the Lord, and that which he has given He will pay him again.” – Proverbs