Saints Barsanouphius and John the Prophet: “the constant invocation of the name of God is a medicine”

Dover Beach

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“We must know that the constant invocation of the name of God is a medicine which cures not only all the passions but also their effects. As a physician applies a cure or a poultice to the patient’s wound, and these take effect though the patient himself does not know how this happens, so the name of God when invoked kills all passions, although we do not know how.”
– Saint Barsanouphius the Great, and Saint John the Prophet

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