ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN PARISH OF
ST AETHELHEARD, LOUTH
ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN ARCHDIOCESE OF THE BRITISH ISLES AND IRELAND     
Patriarch: His Beatitude John X     Archbishop: His Eminence Metropolitan Silouan    
Priest: Fr Alban   email: father.alban11@gmail. com

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SAYINGS OF THE FATHERS

STAYING CLOSE TO CHRIST

Try to attain to the full measure of this Name (of Jesus), and you will find it in your mouth and on the mouths of your children. When you make high festival and when you rejoice, cry Jesus. When anxious and in pain, cry Jesus. When little boys and girls are laughing, let them cry Jesus. And to those who flee before barbarians, cry Jesus. And those who go down to the Nile, cry Jesus. And those who see wild beasts and sights of terror, cry Jesus. Those who are taken off to prison, cry Jesus. And those whose trial has been corrupted and who receive injustice, cry the Name of Jesus. Shenoute of Atripe, 5th century

Love Christ and put nothing before His love. He is joy, He is life, He is light. Christ is Everything. He is the ultimate desire. He is everything. Everything beautiful is in Christ. St Porphyrios


Sit in the presence of the Lord every moment of your life, as you think of Him and recollect Him in your heart. Otherwise, when you only see him after a period of time, you will lack freedom of converse with Him, out of shame; for great freedom of converse is born out of constant association with Him. St. Isaac the Syrian


We shall be blessed with clear vision if we keep our eyes fixed on Christ, for He, as Paul teaches, is our head, and there is in Him no shadow of evil. Saint Paul himself and all who have reached the same heights of sanctity had their eyes fixed on Christ, and so have all who live and move and have their being in Him.   As no darkness can be seen by anyone surrounded by light, so no trivialities can capture the attention of anyone who has his eyes on Christ. The man who keeps his eyes upon the head and origin of the whole universe has them on virtue in all its perfection; he has them on truth, on justice, on immortality and on everything else that is good, for Christ is goodness itself. St. Gregory of Nyssa, 4th century