What is the Science of Salvation?

A collection of quotes and sayings about Truth from the great traditions of the world.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Moral Perfection

     Moral perfection is attained by the way of independent, intricate work on oneself, by inner warfare, deprivations, and especially self-humiliation. The Orthodox Christian who sincerely and heartily fulfills the spiritual discipline has by that very act already completed a significant part of that podvig, because our discipline is all so formed that it serves for the gradual mortification of the passions and the acquisition of blessed perfection.
                                                                  Metropolitan Anthony Khrapovitsky
                                                                  "How Does Orthodoxy Differ From
                                                                        the Western Denominations"