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The teachings of Abba Dorotheos of Gaza, creates a challenge for man in the modern age. Today, we are accustomed to a way of life where our pursuit for opulence renders our world outlook inadequate to comprehend the value and importance of ascecis, of bodily toil and frugality. To a great extent, we have adapted the Gospel to a level which suits our own worldly pursuits. Thus, we tend to reject the words of a holy man such as Abba Dorotheos who had dedicated his life to the teaching of the Gospel, the unconditional love for God, for fellow human beings and for the world.

Works of Asceticism by Abba Dorotheos of Gaza

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