Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain: “the highest of all the virtues”

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“Faith bears fear of perdition; fear of perdition bears abstinence from passion; this abstinence bears patience in tribulation; patience bears hope in God; hope in God bears indifference to worldly matters; this disregard for worldly things bears love for God, which is the highest of all the virtues.”
Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain, A Handbook of Spiritual Counsel

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