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Each Friday, starting today I will post a quote, saying or excerpt from an Orthodox Saint, Priest or layperson.

A tiny piece of spiritual guidance, wisdom or encouragement to jump start your weekend. Join in if you like, I love hearing new quotes.

I’ll call it…
Words of the Wise

To some people your love will be expressed with joy and to others it will be expressed with your pain. You will consider everyone your brother or your sister, for we are all children of Eve. Then, in your prayer you will say: ‘My God, help those first who are in greater need, whether they are alive or reposed brothers in the Lord.’ At this point, you will share your heart with the whole world and you will have nothing but immense love, which is Christ.”
-Elder Paisius of Mount Athos

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