Gleanings from Orthodox Christian Authors and the Holy Fathers


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87. Presumption and boastfulness are causes of blasphemy. Avarice and self-esteem are causes of cruelty and hypocrisy. REF:Saint Kosmas Aitolos +1779

105. The first among all evils is ignorance; next comes lack of faith. REF:Saint Kosmas Aitolos +1779

110. One who is repentant cannot be haughty, just as one who sins deliberately cannot be humble-minded. REF:Saint Kosmas Aitolos +1779

157. just as suffering and dishonor usually give birth to virtues, so pleasure and self-esteem usually give birth to vices. REF:Saint Kosmas Aitolos +1779

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