Blessedis he, who like a courageous warrior defending heavenly treasures, preserves his soul and body without reproach in the Lord.
Holy Father Ephraim of Syria
Blessedis he who has in the Lord becomecompletely free of all earthly things in this troublesome life,and who has love of the one good and merciful God.
Blessedis he who has become a doer of good works, like a fruitful field, brings forth a great abundance of the fruits of life in the Lord.
Blessedis he who stands at prayer in service to God, and like the heavenly angels, at all times has pure thoughts, and does not allow the evil one to approach him, that he may not enslave his soul and lead it away from God the Savior.
Blessedis he who loves sanctity (purity) like light, and has not defiled his body before the Lord with the shameful acts of the evil one.
Blessedis he who always retains in himself remembrance of God, for such a person on earth is like a heavenly angel, constantly celebrating the Lord with fear and love.
Blessedis he who loves repentance, which saves all sinners, and does not delight in sin, that he might not appear ungrateful before God our Savior.
Blessedis he who like a courageous warriordefending heavenly treasures, preserves his soul and body without reproach in the Lord.
Blessedis he, who like the heavenly angels, has pure thoughts, and who has become like unto the seraphim and the cherubim and is never slothful in spiritual service, who ceaselessly glorifies the Lord.