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INTRODUCTION 

Passions are powers of the soul. God does NOT grant weaknesses. He grants powers. But, when we do not exercise these powers for what is good, then the devil comes to exploit them and they become passions, and then we blame God. Passions derive from the unnatural use of the functions of the body or of the powers of the soul. On the other hand if we exercise these powers against evil, they will help us in the spiritual struggle.

For the passions to die, we must keep death in mind, think of the future Judgment, and be ready to suffer ourselves, out to philotimo for the sake of Christ Who suffered so much to redeem us.

SAINT PAISIOS

INTRODUCTION

VIRTUES

NOBILITY
HUMILITY
SIMPLICITY
DISCERNMENT
JOY
LOVE/TRUE LOVE
PHILOTIMO  (Greek word: φιλοτιμο)
LEVEDIA (Greek word: λεβεντια

PASSIONS (in progress)

INTRODUCTION

SELF-LOVE
EGOISM
CONDEMNATION
SORROW
ENVY
ANGER
DESPAIR
RESENTMENT


CONCLUSION