The Fifty Spiritual Homilies ; And, The Great Letter
The writings of Pseudo-Macarius, a Syrian monk of the 4th century, bring to Western Christianity a holistic "heart" spirituality that offers a necessary complementarity to the "head" spirituality of the West. The homilies reveal the typical traits of Eastern Christian asceticism and The Great Letter instructs the monastic community.
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Page 73 - that heavenly power and the glory of the Holy Spirit interiorly in the soul so that then, when our bodies will have been dissolved, we may receive what shall clothe and vivify us. It says: “If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked
Page 189 - For to whom much is given, of him much shall be required and, to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask more
Page 62 - him because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as much as he needs
Page 55 - the heavenly Mount Sion, he can do all things as he wishes, as it is said: “You come to Mount Sion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem
Page 39 - The lamp of the body is the eye. It follows that if your eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light. But if your eye is diseased, your whole body will be all darkness. If then, the light inside you is darkness, what darkness that will be!
Page 39 - No one lights a lamp to put it under a tub; they put it on the lampstand where it shines for everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine in the sight of men
Page 94 - But we preach Jesus Christ crucified; to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but, to us who are
Page 55 - eye has not seen nor ear heard nor has it entered into the mind of man to conceive
Page 287 - I have been crucified with Christ, and I live now not with my own life but with the life of Christ who lives in me