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|Subject(s)||John Klimax (6th c. - 7th c.) - PMBZ: 13914: "Personenkennziffer: 2791"|
'Ardently go through this (book) and you will receive grace from the abundant assistance from above, sweet soul, you who have Christ in your heart; it will make you act in a dignified and pious way each day. (5) Peruse this book frequently, with a divine thirst to see our Lord calm and benign – may we find him benevolent at the hour of the judgment and may we find the everlasting joy of the chosen people.
Let us love them from the bottom of our heart, (10) those people who are close to God. Let us befittingly search the renown of the gentle ones. Let us escape from the passionate attachment to life. Late us place in our mind the desire for them only, whose beauty no one could describe.
(15) Remember me, remember me. Please remember me in your prayers, supplicating intensively. Do you disregard the plea of your servant, for I too carry you in the depths of my heart during all my life. (20) May we both find the gift of the better things and the unutterable splendor of the Lord.
Those who seek piously after Christ should expect the end of life each day – or rather each hour – and fear constantly the inescapable death and the envy of the enemies. (25) They should give up superfluous matter and weep, and always do whatever is dear to Him'.
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 θερμῶς διέρχου ταῦτα καὶ λήψη χάριν
KALAVRYTA - Mone Megalon Spelaion 12 [11th c.] (f. 202v)
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