Saturday, June 23, 2018


"When we strive with diligent sobriety to keep watch over our rational faculties, to control and correct them, how else can we succeed in this task except by collecting our mind, which is dispersed abroad through the senses, and bringing it back into the world within, into the heart itself, which is the storehouse of all our thoughts?"

-St. Gregory Palamas 

Friday, June 22, 2018

The Ark

"There is no entering into salvation outside the Church, just as in the time of the Flood there was no salvation outside the Ark which denotes the Church."

-St. Thomas Aquinas

There is nothing outside of the Church but hell.  If one decides to stay outside of the Church, they shall truly perish just like those who perished in the time of Noah.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Depths of Argentine Despair

Pity Him

"If you see a man who has sinned and you do not pity him, the grace of God will leave you. Whoever curses bad people, and does not pray for them, will never come to know the grace of God."

-St. Silouan the Athonite

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Merveilleux Sénégal

I have adopted Senegal (and Morocco for a second team) for the World Cup this year and the boys have started out the campaign in the best way possible.  A victory over the favorites of the group, Poland!


Educates Him Wholly

“The Church, through the temple and Divine service, acts upon the entire man, educates him wholly; acts upon his sight, hearing, smelling, feeling, taste, imagination, mind, and will, by the splendour of the icons and of the whole temple, by the ringing of bells, by the singing of the choir, by the fragrance of the incense, the kissing of the Gospel, of the cross and the holy icons, by the prosphoras, the singing, and sweet sound of the readings of the Scriptures.”

-St. John of Kronstadt