Three works are approved in the eyes of the Lord; the ﬁrst, when a man is ill and temptations fall upon him, if he welcomes them with gratitude; secondly, when someone carries out all his works purely in the presence of God, having no regard for anything human; in the third instance, when someone remains in submission to a spiritual father in complete renunciation of his own will.
This last will gain a lofty crown indeed.
Based on Joseph of Thebes
In this photo is a deacon surrounded by crowd
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