Gleanings from Orthodox Christian Authors and the Holy Fathers


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Dispassion does not mean that a man feels no passions, but that he does not accept any of them. St. Isaac of Syria

That soul has dispassion which is immersed in the virtues as the passionate are in pleasures. St. John Climacus, "The Ladder of Divine Ascent," (Boston: Holy Transfiguration Monastery, 1978), Step29: Concerning Heaven on Earth, or Godlike Dispassion and Perfection, and the Resurrection of the Soul Before the General Resurrection

132. Do not say that a dispassionate man cannot suffer affliction; for even if he does not suffer on his own account, he is under a liability to do so for his neighbor. REF:Saint Kosmas Aitolos +1779

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