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Death and Life

"If you want to go straight before God, you need two walls. Not of brick or stone or earth, but two spiritual walls. Have fear of God on the right, because the Prophet Daniel says, 'With fear of God, man is diverted from all evil.' On the left have fear of death because the Son of Sirach says, 'Son, remember your end and you will not sin.' These two good deeds --- fear of God and remembrance of death --- deliver a man from all sin."
Elder Cleopa Ilie (+1998)

“Humility is acquired after struggles. When you know yourself you acquire humility, which becomes a (permanent) condition. Otherwise you can become humble for a moment, but your thought will say to you that you are something, although in reality you’re nothing; and you’ll be deluded like that to the moment of death. If death finds you with the thought that you are nothing, then God will speak. If, however, your thought says at the hour of death that you are something and you don’t understand it, all your effort goes to waste.”
- Elder Paisios (+1994)

One cannot escape death.
But through Christ, and the mercy of the Lord, one may defeat it.

Seek out the Orthodox Church..
..and find truth.

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Added: Oct-12-2010 
By: Eykos
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