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My name is David Stone. I live in Houston, Texas. I am a 30-something single white male. I am an Orthodox Christian and am a member of an English-language parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR).

Friday, January 06, 2006

From the Fathers

"When the mind forgets the purpose of piety, then visible works of virtue become useless."

St. Mark the Ascetic - "Early Fathers From the Philokalia," trans. by E. Kadloubovsky and G.E.H.Palmer, (London: Faber and Faber, Ltd., 1981), pp. 86 - 90.


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