5. "Let us obey this call of Our Lord, ‘Come ye all after me!’ Let us leave all and follow Him alone!"

    ~St. Ephrem the Syrian

    (icon of St. Menas and Christ, by Ann Chapin)

  6. “God does not seek glory for Himself but for you. All the worlds in the universe can add nothing to His glory, much less can you. Your prayer is a glorification of you, not of God. Fullness and mercy are to be found in Him. All the good words that you direct to Him in prayer, return to you twofold.”
    ~Nikolai Velimirovic

    (photo via facebook)

  7. O my illustrious King and my God, to You alone I bow down and pray. Flood into me, as a raging stream into thirsty sand. Just flood me with Yourself, life-giving Water; then grass will easily grow in the sand and white lambs will graze in the grass.

    Just flood into my parched soul, my Life and my Salvation.”

    ~From Prayer XIX, Prayers by the Lake, by Nikolai Velimirovic

    (Photo: dramoor © 2013 Colorado)

  8. Passion of Christ detail, by Ann Chapin

  9. "The perfect person does not only try to avoid evil. Nor does he do good for fear of punishment, still less in order to qualify for the hope of a promised reward.The perfect person does good through love. His actions are not motivated by desire for personal benefit, so he does not have personal advantage as his aim. But as soon as he has realized the beauty of doing good, he does it with all his energies and in all that he does. He is not interested in fame, or a good reputation, or a human or divine reward. The rule of life for a perfect person is to be in the image and likeness of God.”
    ~St. Clement of Alexandria

    (art: Market, by Petrus van Schendel)

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