2. "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him Who sent Me has everlasting life,
    and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.”

    ~John 5:24

    (art via Orthodox Institute Living Faith)

  3. For thus says the high and lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
    "I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and humble spirit,
    to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite.”

    ~Isaiah 57:15

    (Photo: dramoor © 2013 Gore Range, Eagle’s Nest Wilderness area, Colorado)

  4. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

    ~1 Peter 1:3-5

    (art: Risen Christ, from hfccfatherjohn.blogspot)


  5. "Rebirth begins in baptism, but attains maturity in the last steps of spiritual progress, when everything in a person has been sacrificed to God, and he becomes completely renewed in the image of his Creator. He becomes God’s son in spirit, on account of the manifest likeness of God in him."
    — St Theophan the Recluse, “Psalm 118, a Commentary”, Verse 3, page 17 (via christianwritings)

    (via the-violent-take-it-by-force)

  6. "Bear in your heart continually the words Christ is Love, and endeavor to love all,
    sacrificing for the sake of love not only that which you possess, but yourself also.”

    ~St. John of Kronstadt

    (photo by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.)

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  8. "The secret of spiritual life is obedience.
    Obedience shows love for Christ.”

    ~Elder Porphyrios

    (art via chantartimages)

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  10. Bulgarian Orthodox cross