Saturday, January 28, 2017

"Abba Anthony said, 'A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him saying, 'You are mad, you are not like us.'"

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Εἶπεν ὁ ἀββᾶς Ἀντώνιος, ὅτι Ἔρχεται καιρὸς, ἵνα οἱ ἄνθρωποι μανῶσι, ἐπὰν ἴδωσί τινα μὴ μαινόμενον, ἐπαναστήσονται αὐτῷ λέγοντες, ὅτι Σὺ μαίνῃ, διὰ τὸ μὴ εἶναι ὅμοιον αὐτοῖς.

     Anthony the Great, no. 25 in the alphabetical collection, as trans. Benedicta Ward (The desert Christian:  sayings of the Desert Fathers:  the alphabetical collection (New York:  Macmillan, 1975), 6).  Greek from PG 65, col. 84.

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