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Sometimes, I read a saying from the fathers, and it's precisely what my soul longs to say. I try to add to it, to subtract from it, but conclude that this is just what I wanted to say. Nothing more. Nothing less. May Abba Arsenius remember us in his prayers so that, according to God's goodness, I make make a beginning - just a beginning - of good.
Sometimes, I read a saying from the fathers, and it's precisely what my soul longs to say. I try to add to it, to subtract from it, but conclude that this is just what I wanted to say. Nothing more. Nothing less. May Abba Arsenius remember us in his prayers so that, according to God's goodness, I make make a beginning - just a beginning - of good.
an image of a man with a beard standing on top of a hill and holding his hands
Simple Orthodox Christian Prayer by Saint Macarius the Great
Simple Orthodox Christian Prayer by Saint Macarius the Egyptian: "It's not necessary to say a lot of wards, just stretch your hands and say Lord as you will and as you desire, lead me."
a cell phone next to a yellow book with an image of a monkey on it
Free Saint Antony the Great eBook for Orthodox Chidlren
My new book for little kiddos is available - and it's FREE! But only for a limited time. Share this post too as it's only free for the week. It teaches children about humility and introduces them to Saint Antony the Great. It tells the story of a group of palm leaflets in the desert. The leaflets argue which among them is Saint Antony's favorite, and are shocked to learn the truth!
an image of saint basil with quote
Creative Orthodox
Saint Basil: "As it’s impossible to verbally describe the sweetness of honey to one who has never tasted honey, so the goodness of God can’t be clearly communicated by way of teaching if we ourselves aren’t able to enter into the goodness of the Lord by our own experience." #orthodoxy #orthodox #saintbasil #churchfathers #Christianity #orthodoxchristian
an image of a man standing with his hands in his pockets, and the text above it
Creative Orthodox
“Orthodoxy will lose all its salt if each one of us does not strive first of all for this personal faith and for this hunger for salvation, redemption, and deification. Christianity begins only when we take seriously the words of Christ: “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:33).” Fr. Alexander Schmemann December 13, 1983
an old man sitting on the ground with a book in his hand
Saint John of the Ladder - Creative Orthodox books, illustrations & saint stories.
Saint John of the Ladder - Creative Orthodox
a drawing of a person kneeling down in the sand with an open book on their lap
Abba Ammonas – Love the Lord with all your heart
Orthodox Christian Desert Father Abba Ammonas - "To my beloved in our Lord, If any man love the Lord with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might, he will acquire awe, and awe will beget in him weeping, and weeping joy, and joy will beget strength, and in all this the soul will bear fruit."
a painting of jesus standing in front of a stone wall and looking at another man
The Tired Christ - Creative Orthodox books, illustrations & saint stories.
The Tired Christ Orthodox Christian Illustration of Christ resting at Jacob's well, waiting for the Samaritan woman (St. Photini).
an image of st pope ryrilos ii of alexandria with the words,
Saint Pope Kyrillos #popekyrillos #coptic #copticart #saint #orthodoxy #orthodox #illustration #christian #Church #churchfathers #egyptian
an info sheet with many different types of people's names and numbers on it
Orthodox infographic/illustration/comic Do we need the fathers? #orthodoxy #Orthodox #church #Christian #OrthodoxChristian #DesertFathers #ChurchFathers #Christian #Christ #Christianity #bible #Jesus #faith #God #Egypt #Coptic #Copts #art #illustration #artwork #drawing #photoshop #painting
an image of people sitting at tables in the middle of a line with words above them
Creative Orthodox
Illustration on God's absence inspired by Beginning to pray Pray - Antony Bloom #orthodoxy #Orthodox #church #Christian #OrthodoxChristian #DesertFathers #ChurchFathers #Christian #Christ #Christianity #bible #Jesus #faith #God #Egypt #Coptic #Copts #art #illustration #artwork #drawing #photoshop #painting
an old book with the words repentance written in purple ink on parchment paper
Saint John climacus #orthodoxy #Orthodox #church #Christian #OrthodoxChristian #DesertFathers #ChurchFathers #Christian #Christ #Christianity #bible #Jesus #faith #God #Egypt #Coptic #Copts #art #illustration #artwork #drawing #photoshop #painting
an image of a man with a beard wearing a green robe and holding a book
Saint Basil #orthodoxy #Orthodox #church #Christian #OrthodoxChristian #DesertFathers #ChurchFathers #Christian #Christ #Christianity #bible #Jesus #faith #God #Egypt #Coptic #Copts #art #illustration #artwork #drawing #photoshop #painting