The task of modern Cross bearers

In times past, when heresies prevailed, many chose death through martyrdom and various tortures. Now, when we through the grace of Christ live in a time of profound and perfect peace, we learn for sure that cross and death consist in nothing else that the complete mortification of self-will. He who pursues his own will, however slightly will never be able to observe the precepts of Christ the Saviour.
St Symeon the New Theologian


2 thoughts on “The task of modern Cross bearers

  1. precepts of Christ the Savior? Did I miss something at a parish council meeting or something?

    Seriously, this is a wonderful quote.

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