Prayer changes at every moment in proportion to the degree of purity in the soul and in accordance with the extent to which the soul is moved either by outside influence or of itself. Certainly the same kind of prayers cannot be uttered continuously by any one person. A lively person prays one way. A […]
In discussing the doctrines of the afterlife, we find difficult verses, one of them being John 12.32. I will try not to draw a conclusion, but simply present information on this verse: And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.
The Seven Deadly Sins are derived from the Eight Thoughts of John Cassian, the monk who, in the Fourth Century, systematically recorded the teachings of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. He described how monks and nuns were always afflicted by Eight Thoughts or Demons. The transformation from Eight Thoughts to Seven Sins begins with Pope […]
From John Cassian – There are many kinds of friendship and companionship which unite men in very different ways in the bonds of love: For some a previous recommendation makes to enter upon an intercourse first of acquaintance and afterwards even of friendship. In the case of others some bargain or an agreement to give […]
As I was reading concerning Augustine and his diabolical scheme to end the Gospel’s message, erasing the Great Commission and the Commission given in Acts 1, I came across the mention of a monk still celebrated by the East, John Cassian. Cassian, as I came to find out, was attached and later defended John Chrysostom […]