Tuesday, December 05, 2006

VIRTUE: He Said, She Said

The husband and wife must lay virtue, and not passion, as the foundation of their love, that is, when the husband sees any fault in his wife, he must nudge her meekly, and the wife must submit to her husband in this. Likewise when a wife sees some fault in her husband, she must exhort him, and he is obliged to hear her.

St Tikhon of Zadonsk

[via Fr Joseph Huneycutt]

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Certainly taken almost directly from St. John Chrysostom "On Marriage and Family Life" Homily 20 (Ephesians 5:22-23).

Sat Dec 09, 12:51:00 am 2006  
Blogger Fr Joseph Huneycutt said...

You could be right. Fr Josiah, who sent the quote to me, did his PhD on St John Chrysostom ... but, now that he has 8 kids, he might be slipping.

Sat Dec 09, 08:13:00 am 2006  
Blogger Karen said...

Constantine,

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Fantastic blog-- I'll be happy to add you to ByzBlogs and to my blogroll too.

Sat Dec 09, 08:02:00 pm 2006  

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