Speaking about our access to God through the Eucharist, St. Philoxenos teaches, "It became His own flesh which He took from us and not that of another man who is considered separate from Him. For this reason also, we confess that we take the living body of the living God, and not the simple body... Continue Reading →
"It may seem an extraordinary thing to do, to sell all you have and give the proceeds to the poor. Actually, however, it is a natural action. It is like going back to creation, to our own birth itself. When Job had lost all his possessions he did not think what had happened to him... Continue Reading →
"For the Holy Spirit who, in the kindness of God, thus far from our baptism, we have received from the waters of baptism, we have not received so that at one time he remains with us and at another time departs from us, but we are for him a temple, in which he continually dwells."... Continue Reading →
"Because the death of sin has made natural death enter, with the dissolution of sin, natural death is also destroyed. Those who do not die beforehand die in truth. But those who by their own will make the person of lusts die from them through the death of this sin the death of the natural... Continue Reading →
There are some who are clothed in modesty on the outside but are arrayed in licentiousness within. There are some who are fasters outwardly but inwardly are gluttons and greedy.
From the pen of our father St. Philoxenos of Mabbug: "The Ancient of days became a child; the Most High became an infant in the womb, and God became man in the womb. The Spiritual One became corporeal; the Invisible One was seen; the Intangible One was handled... Invisible, we see Him; not tangible, we... Continue Reading →