St. Porphyrios the Kapsokalyvite of Milesi , Oropos
The Soul is sanctified and purified through the study of the words of the Fathers, through the memorization of the psalms and of portions of Scripture, through the singing of hymns and through the repetition of the Jesus Prayer.
You will acquire remembrance of God though prayer “Lord Jesus Christ…”
We experience Christ and we take off! We feel great joy and have wondrous spiritual experiences. Then we gradually become captives of good, captives of Christ. And when you become captive of good, you cannot speak evil, you cannot hate and you cannot tell lies… They cannot enter when your room is full of your aether-borne spiritual friends––I mean the angels, the saints, the martyrs and above all Christ.
Love, worship of and craving for God, the union with Christ and with the Church is Paradise on earth.
We must become filled, replete with the Holy Spirit. This is where the essence of spiritual life lies. This is an art––the art of arts. Let us open our arms and throw ourselves into Christ’s embrace.“When the Holy spirit will come, it will teach you all things” (John 14:26).