Orthodox Thought for the Day


Friday, March 23, 2012

The crushing of the devil

The greatest balm that Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross gave us is the crushing of the devil.  After the Crucifixion of Christ, the devil is like a snake with no fangs—with no poison; he is like a wild dog without teeth.  All poison was removed from the devil; all teeth were removed from the wild dogs that are the demons.  So, they are now disarmed; while we are armed with the Cross.  Elder Paisios of Mt. Athos

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