Saint Demetrius of Rostov, aka Dimitry, Dmitri Rostovsky

Saint Demetrius of Rostov, aka Dimitry, Dmitri Rostovsky
1651
1709

Russian Bishop, Leading Opponent of the Caesaropapist Reform of the Russian Orthodox Church, Composer or Compiler of the first Russian Opera

Author Quotes

He who loves his enemy subdues the waves of the sea and stills the storm. Therefore love your enemy, and you will be a new wonderworker, saving his soul and your own... Begin from henceforth to love everyone... Without a doubt you will become a son of the Most High. I desire this sonship for myself and for everyone.

The publican prayed only "God be merciful to me a sinner" and was justified; the repentant thief prayed only "Remember me..." and received paradise; and the prodigal son and the tax-collector, Zacchaeus, said nothing at all, and received the mercy of the Father.

He who loves his enemy subdues the waves of the sea and stills the storm. Therefore love your enemy, and you will be a new wonderworker, saving his soul and your own... Begin from henceforth to love everyone. The Son of God will be your guarantor. Without a doubt you will become a son of the Most High. I desire this sonship for myself and for everyone. Amen.

Prayer is the turning of the mind and heart to God. To pray is to stand in awareness before God, to see him constantly and to talk with him in hope and fear.

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First Name
Saint Demetrius of Rostov, aka Dimitry, Dmitri Rostovsky
Birth Date
1651
Death Date
1709
Bio

Russian Bishop, Leading Opponent of the Caesaropapist Reform of the Russian Orthodox Church, Composer or Compiler of the first Russian Opera