Saturday, June 27, 2015

When the soul of a man departs from the body ( St. Macarius the Great )

“When the soul of a man departs from the body, a certain great mystery is there enacted. If a person is under the guilt of sin, bands of demons and fallen angels approach along with the powers of darkness which capture the soul and drag it as a captive to their place. No one should be surprised by this fact. For if, while a man lived in this life, he was subject to them and was their obedient slave, how much more, when he leaves this world, is he captured and controlled by them?”

St. Macarius the Great, The Fifty Spiritual Homilies, Homily 22
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