Great Orthodox Christian Quotations: Part Two – Others’ Sins

Today’s icon follows the theme of the last post in being another icon of Christ Pantocrator [meaning Almighty, ‘Pas’ being Greek for ‘all’, and ‘Kratos’ being Greek for ‘mighty’]. This is the oldest known icon of ‘Christ the Almighty’, dating back to the sixth century AD. What you notice immediately about this icon is that Christ has… Read More Great Orthodox Christian Quotations: Part Two – Others’ Sins

Great Orthodox Christian Quotations: Part One

There are so many wonderful, heart-warming, and enlightening Orthodox quotations that I come upon scattered across the web, posted on Facebook groups, shared as memes, mentioned in articles, featured on websites. I’m sure there are some webpages collecting some of them, but I think there is room for more! So I am here beginning an ongoing… Read More Great Orthodox Christian Quotations: Part One

‘Guarding the mind- Knocking on the Door of the Heart.’ Such a wonderful & helpful short article I wanted to share it.

Reblogged from: ‘Guarding the mind- Knocking on the Door of the Heart To guard the mind requires that we know Christ’s presence in our heart.  Once we know this presence, we can bring our innocent thoughts to Christ.  But first, our heart needs to be opened.  Until it is open, Fr. Dimitru Staniloae says, we… Read More ‘Guarding the mind- Knocking on the Door of the Heart.’ Such a wonderful & helpful short article I wanted to share it.

Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Why is this blog called ‘the flower of the grass’? Because I have always been particularly struck by the Biblical verses about the ephemeral beauty of the flower e.g. Isaiah 40: 6-8 ‘The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the… Read More Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.