Meditation Praktikos: 6

The Eight Thoughts (logismoi) 6. THERE are eight generic [tempting-] thoughts(logismoi), that contain within themselves every[tempting-]thought: first is that of gluttony; and with it, sexual immorality; third, love of money; fourth, sadness; fifth, anger; sixth acedia; seventh, vainglory; eighth, pride. Whether these thoughts are able to disturb the soul or not is not up to us; but whether they linger or not, and whether they … More Meditation Praktikos: 6

Quingesima Sunday – St. Ambrose teaching Scripture

Lesson viii from today’s Matins continues my theme of teaching Scripture: But, dearly beloved brethren, the miracles of our Lord and Saviour must be accepted in a two-fold manner ; we must believe that they were actually wrought, and at the same time were intended to signify something to us. For God’s works shew one … More Quingesima Sunday – St. Ambrose teaching Scripture