Gleanings from Orthodox Christian Authors and the Holy Fathers

vanity

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Where egotism is, there the Spirit of God does not exist…The person who has egotism does not draw anyone. REF:Elder Amphilochios of Patmos +1970



The passion of self-esteem is a three-pronged barb heated and forged by the demons out of vanity, presumption and arrogance. Yet those who dwell under the protection of the God of heaven (cf. Ps. 91.1) detect it easily and shatter its prongs, for through their humility they rise above such vices and find repose in the tree of life. Nikitas Stithatos, Philokalia, Vol. 4





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