The Widow’s Two Mites

“May my soul too become a widow, thrown off from Satan to whom it cleaved. And may my soul cast into the temple treasury two lepta (mites): the flesh and the mind, which have become weak. [Cast in] the flesh, on the one hand, through self-control, and the mind, on the other hand, through humility, in order that I may hear the Lord say that I have consecrated all my manner of living and livelihood to God, leaving nothing in my thoughts or movements to the world.”

– Blessed Theophylact

St. Porphyrios

May 11, 2022

“Our religion is perfectly and profoundly conceived. What is simple is also what is most precious. Accordingly, in your spiritual life engage in your daily contest simply, easily, and without force. The soul is sanctified and purified through the study of the Fathers, through the memorization of the psalms and of portions of Scripture, through…

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