by Scott D. Hendricks
The mind should seek spiritual food. This consists of reading the Divine Scriptures, the acquisition of the virtues, the fulfilling of the Lord’s commandments, sacred prayer, the spiritual and Divine thoughts contained in the books of the God-inspired Fathers, especially of those called the Wakeful, such as the Philokalia, Evergetinos, the writings of Climacos, of Symeon the New Theologian, and of others.
~ St. Nicodemus the Hagiorite
Constantine Cavarnos, Modern Orthodox Saints vol. 3: St. Nicodemos the Hagiorite (Belmont: Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 1974), 123.