Gleanings from Orthodox Christian Authors and the Holy Fathers


This man of God sought nothing for himself, but all for God. God was everything to him: all glory, all strength, all good. Therefore God crowned him with deathless glory, fearsome might and good things that do not decay and that moth does not corrupt (cf.. Mt. 6:20). This is why God did not allow Elijah to die, but caught him up into heaven like Enoch. Holy Elijah had a soul as pure as morning dew, a body as chaste as a child's and a heart and mind as stainless as that of an angel of God, and therefore he was and remains a vessel of God's power. Therefore he wrought marvels then and works them now. Bp. Nikolai Velimirovich, The Prologue from Ochrid - 12/21.

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