Our Savior was crucified for our sakes that by His death He might give us life and train and attract us all to endurance – Saint Basil the Great (+379)

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HEAVEN ON EARTH – ORTHODOXY

Our Savior was crucified for our sakes that by His death He might give us life and train and attract us all to endurance. To Him I press on, and to the Father and to the Holy Spirit. I strive to be found true, judging myself unworthy of this world’s goods; and yet not I because of the world, but the world because of me. Think of all these things in your heart; follow them with zeal; fight, as you have been commanded, for the truth to the death: For Christ was made ‘obedient’ even ‘to death’.

—Saint Basil the Great (+379)

 

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