Fr. Pimen Shenoda Archive

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June 2, 2014

Silence

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“If you love truth, love silence. This will make you illumined in God like the sun and will deliver you from the illusions of ignorance. Silence unites you to God Himself.” — St. John Climacus How often we find ourselves lost in the cacophony of the world. Its noise is of a special sort. It is a noise of confusion, a noise of profound dissatisfaction with things as they are, a noise fraught with the …

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June 2, 2014

Apathy

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“As for our religion … few of us really feel that the creeds we espouse are more important in giving shape to our ethical predispositions than are our own judgements. We certainly, at any rate, do not draw near to the ‘mystery of God’ with anything like the fear and trembling of our ancestors, and when we tire of our devotions and drift away we do not expect to be pursued, either by the furies …

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