Gleanings from Orthodox Christian Authors and the Holy Fathers


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210. Without contrition of the heart it is altogether impossible to rid ourselves of evil. Now the heart is made contrite by threefold self-control: in sleep, in food and in bodily relaxation. For excess of these three things leads to self-indulgence; and this in turn makes us accept evil thoughts, and is opposed to prayer and to appropriate work. REF:Saint Kosmas Aitolos +1779

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