708 (“GOOD PRIDE”)

  708 (“GOOD PRIDE”)  “Good pride”? But is there also “good pride”? Yes there is. Please follow me carefully:  Let us assume that you are falling into a passion, a weakness, a very bad habit. You said many times that you will not repeat it, but you fall again into

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707 (GRATITUDE/ UNGRATEFULNESS/ CHARITY/ LOVE/ APATHY)

  707 (GOD/ THANKSGIVING/ GRATITUDE/ UNGRATEFULNESS)  Today's Gospel was about the 10 lepers.  In light of this keep the following advice: As soon as you are granted a request or a benevolence from God (or man), your first task is to IMMEDIATELY give thanks! (without any thoughts).  (GOD/ CHARITY/ LOVE)

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706 (PRAYER/ FAITH/ JESUS PRAYER/ SERVICES)

  706 (PRAYER/ FAITH/ JESUS PRAYER/ SERVICES)  When we say, "keep saying the Jesus Prayer unceasingly" -believing that it will be answered according to our wishes- it is the same as saying, "concentrate your whole mind on the Service", trusting that all that is asked for in it shall be

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705 (MIND/ SOBRIETY)

  705 (MIND/ SOBRIETY)  When a cardiologist wishes to see how a patient's heart is working, he sometimes places wires on the patient's body, through which the heart's function is recorded for 24 hours.  Let us all make a similar recording of our spiritual heart..., i.e. our ‘nous’ (mind): Where

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704 (CHRISTMAS/ CHRISTIANS/ MERCY/ JOY/ HOPE)

  704 (CHRISTMAS/ CHRISTIANS/ MERCY/ JOY/ HOPE)  My brethren, our Christ is the centre of all creation and the centre of human history! Christ is everything!!! Christ is the Alpha and the Omega; the beginning and the end, but also the beginning of the eternal...  Christmas is the practical expression

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703 (CHRISTMAS/ HOLIDAYS/ SERVICES/ FAITH)

  703 (CHRISTMAS/ HOLIDAYS/ SERVICES/ FAITH)  The Saints lived (in the deepest sense of the word) each and every feast. They were not just celebrating something that happened 2000 years ago; but, in a mystic and apocalyptic way, they lived the events as if they were happening now and were

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701 (PENDING MATTERS/ PEACE/ QUIET/ SOBRIETY) – 702 (PESSIMISM/ SADNESS v’s OPTIMISM/ JOY)

  701 (PENDING MATTERS/ PEACE/ QUIET/ SOBRIETY)  Do not leave matters pending... These will not let you rest... (that is, to turn towards yourself and towards God calmly and quietly...) 702 (PESSIMISM/ SADNESS v's OPTIMISM/ JOY)  Be a "positive" person (I do not mean that in the evil occult sense!)

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700 (PASSIONS/ STRUGGLE/ DEVIL)

  700 (PASSIONS/ STRUGGLE/ DEVIL)  Our holy father Martinian came from Caesarea in Palestine. He grew up early in the fifth century; he lived ascetically from the time of his youth. When he faced a great temptation, he left his hermitage and went to a desert island; however, he encountered

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699 (SICKNESS/ SADNESS/ PANIC ATTACK/ JOY)

  699 (SICKNESS/ SADNESS/ PANIC ATTACK/ JOY)  I have written some Paternal Advices in the entry of SICKNESS. After you download the updated file from the following link, https://trooditissa.org/en/all-paternal-advices-gr/, search for the relevant P.As mentioned in the above entry, using the Find Command (Ctrl+F) and you will find them. You

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