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From An Athonite Gerontikon

The Karouliotan ascetic elder Philaretos, when nearing his end, called his co-ascetic neighbor, Gabriel, to come to him and bring a pick-axe and shovel. “Brother come, my end is near. I must prepare for my trip. By your love, let … Continue reading

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From the Apophthegmata Patrum

An old man said, “If it were possible, at the time of the coming of Christ after the Resurrection, that men’s souls should die of fear, the whole world would die of terror and confusion.  What a sight, to see … Continue reading

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