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Lent 2020

I have taken some pains, in setting forth this view, to bring forward the reasoning on behalf of the adversaries, that our decision may be the more firmly fixed, being strengthened by the more elaborate contradictions. Let us now resume our argument. As we have to a certain extent shown by our statement that...
To Ablabius. Ye that are strong with all might in the inner man ought by rights to carry on the struggle against the enemies of the truth, and not to shrink from the task, that we fathers may be gladdened by the noble toil of our sons; for this is the prompting of the...
Saint Basil the Great
THE ASCETICAL LIFE has one aim, the soul's salvation and all that can contribute to this end must be observed with as much fear as a divine command. The commandments of God themselves, indeed, have no other end in view than the salvation of him who obeys them. It therefore behooves those undertaking the ascetical life to...
Saint Basil the Great
MAN WAS MADE after the Image and likeness of God; but sin marred the beauty of the image by dragging the soul down to passionate desires. Now, God, who made man, is the true life. Therefore, when man lost his likeness to God, he lost his participation in the true life; separated and estranged from God as...
Saint Basil the Great
"If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour." – John 12:26 King James Version (KJV) Noble are the ordinances decreed by a king for his ordinary subjects, but nobler and more regal are...