|Sayings of Saint Antony|
Sayings of St. Antony the Great
Now therefore know that the saints and the righteous, clothed in the Spirit, pray for us always that we may be humbled before God, and put on again the garment that we had put off, in our intellectual substance. For often also has that voice come from God the Father to all who are clothed in the Spirit, saying to them, 'Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith the Lord: priests, speak to the heart of Jerusalem.' (Isa. 40:1-2) For God always visits His creatures, and bestows His goodness upon them.
[From the Letters of St. Antony the Great]
Three Things to be Saved
Someone asked Abba Anthony, "What must one do in order to please God?" The old man replied, "Pay attention to what I tell you: whoever you may be, always have God before your eyes; whatever you do, do it according to the testimony of the holy Scriptures; in whatever place you live, do not easily leave it. Keep these three precepts and you will be saved."
[St. Anthony the Great]