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Elder Porphyrios ~ Don't wage your Christian struggle with sermons and arguments, but with true love. When we argue, others react. When we love people, they are moved and we win them over. When we love we think that we offer something to others, but in reality we are the first to benefit. ~ 02/14/15

Jealousy has no limit; it is an evil that continually endures and a sin without end. The lies of jealousy burn hotter in proportion to the increasing success of the person who is envied. St. Cyprian of Carthage

Was reminded tonight of the Book of Job, that even Satan needed God's permission to harass Job. God is always in control, he will allow things, good or bad, to happen. We have nothing to worry about with unwavering trust in Him.

The story of Holy Fathers Prokhore the Georgian, Luka of Jerusalem, Nikoloz Dvali, and the Holy Fathers of the Georgian Monasteries in Jerusalem - http://www.holytrinityorthodox.com/iconoftheday/los/February/12-09.htm

When the Governor of Chalcedon ordered all to sacrifice to a pagan god, 49 Christians hid. They were found and tortured for 19 days; none gave in. The Governor then sent them to another prison, all except the youngest, Holy GreatMartyress Euphemia, who he thought would give in. God's Angels disabled a wheel with sharp knives and red-hot ovens intended to kill her. Having prayed for violent death, she died in the arena when a bear lightly bruised her leg; other beasts didn't touch her. (Sept…