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“The Lord knew his disciples bore within their hearts a wound so deep …”

My dear people, you, like myself, are well aware that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the one physician capable of bringing us eternal healing and salvation. We know, too, that it was in order to accomplish this that … Continue reading

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“Like Jonah, son of the Hebrews, He dived down into the whirlpool”

The Mighty One was struck and the sufferings made Him sleep on Golgotha and for three days the sleep overcame Him on account of the wounds. And having laid aside His burden of pains in Sheol, He rose up and … Continue reading

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“Man will never have full knowledge of the mystery of Christ if he, too, has not been through hell”

In a short talk such as this it is not possible to examine all the words of St. Silouan, which are offered as words of God for our generation. It is enough for us to hold on to one word … Continue reading

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“If there be a Father, verily he will hear, and let the child know that he hears!”

If there be a God, and I am his creature, there may be, there should be, there must be some communication open between him and me. If any one allow a God, but one scarce good enough to care about … Continue reading

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“The only-begotten Word of God has always been king of the universe”

“Behold, a righteous king will reign, and princes will rule with justice.” The only-begotten Word of God, together with God the Father, has always been king of the universe, and to him all creatures, visible and invisible, are subject. People … Continue reading

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“Lazarus comes forth from the tomb, like death confronting its conqueror”

On his return from the underworld, Lazarus comes forth from the tomb, like death confronting its conqueror, an image of the resurrection to come. Before we can fathom the depths of meaning behind this miracle, we must consider the way … Continue reading

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“In the Crucifixion of Messias necessity and freedom had mutually crucified each other, and both had risen again”

To say that Calvin was influenced by Augustine is a meiosis; Augustine is invoked on almost every page of the great Institutes. He says of him, in speaking of the great doctrine of Election, “I need no words but his,” … Continue reading

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