Friday, May 18, 2012

St. Simeon the New Theologian: Blessed is the Life Lived for GOD

Some praise life in the desert, others life in monasteries, still others a place of authority among people, to instruct and teach them and organize churches where many may find food for and soul. I would not give preference to any of these, nor to say that one is worthy of praise and another of censure. In all ways of life, blessed is the life lived for GOD and according to GOD in all actions and works. --St. Simeon the New Theologian


Troparion in the Third Tone:

Having received the Divine radiance in your soul, Father Symeon, you showed yourself a most brilliant luminary in the world. You scattered its dark madness and convinced all men to seek what they lost, the grace of the Holy Spirit. Beseech Him fervently that He may grant us His great mercy.

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