The body without the soul, says Father Nicholas, is called a corpse. And while we might able to live without God in our soul, it is not a real life at all. The Holy Fathers wrote that the image of God within us, is an indestructible blueprint. We can truly develop into this likeness if we seek God.
Our passions are like the strings of a puppet. With them we are no longer able to do what we want to do, we are controlled instead by demons.
Sermons given by our parish priests, recorded by Jonathan Page.