Sunday, October 2, 2011

Quote of the Week - Abba Xanthias

"The thief was on the cross and he was justified by a single word; and Judas who was counted in the number of the apostles lost all his labor in one single night and descended from heaven to hell. Therefore let no one boast of his good works, for all those who trust in themselves fall." -- Abba Xanthias


George Patsourakos said...

The thief on the cross repented for his sins and was saved; however, Judas, who was one of Christ's original apostles, betrayed Christ and was condemned to hell.

Alice C. Linsley said...


I find myself trusting in my own efforts too often. I must remember these wise words from Father Xanthias!