“You gaze upon the Icon of the Saviour and see that He looks at you from it with brightest eyes; this look is the image of how He actually looks upon you with His eyes.”

“You gaze upon the Icon of the Saviour and see that He looks at you from it with brightest eyes; this look is the image of how He actually looks upon you with His eyes, that are brighter than the sun, and sees all your thoughts, hears all your heartfelt distress and sighs… Therefore Pray before the Icon of the Saviour as before Himself.”

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“The chief thing in Prayer is the nearness of the heart to God, as proved by the sweetness of God’s presence in the Soul.”

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“In making the Sign of the Cross, believe and constantly remember that your sins are nailed to the Cross.”

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