Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Lowell, Massachusetts. Its filled from floor to ceiling entirely with mosaics that took 40 years to finish.
Excuse me. Those icons of Saint Demetrios and Saint George, showing brotherly love, are just too cute.
If you keep silent- keep silent out of love.
If you speak-speak out of love.
If you warn someone about something-warn them out of love.
If you forgive-forgive out of love.
…Let the internal root of everything be love, from this root only good can grow.
“The person who belongs to Christ turns everything into prayer.
He makes both difficulties and tribulations into prayer.
Whatever happens to him, he begins, ‘Lord Jesus Christ’…”
~Elder Porphyrios, Wounded by Love
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With all your power, ask the Lord for humility and brotherly love, because God freely gives His grace for love towards one’s brother. Do an experiment on yourself: one day ask God for love towards your brother, and another day - live without love. You will see the difference.
- St. Silouan the Athonite, Writings
Tonsure of Orthodox monks