St. Mark the Ascetic: A humble man who lives a spritual life . ..St. Mark the Ascetic (St. Mark the Monk), Sayings from Saints, Elders, and Fathers / By Orthodox Church Quotes Leave a reply “A humble man who lives a spiritual life, when he reads the Holy Scriptures, while relate all things to himself and not to others.” – St. Mark the Ascetic, Sermon, 1.6 Related posts: St. Mark the Ascetic: You should continually an unceasingly call to mind all the blessings which God . . . St. Peter of Damascus: That there are no contradictions in Holy Scripture Fr. Seraphim: Let not us, who would be Christians, expect anything else from it than to be crucified. . . . St. Mark the Ascetic: Unless a man gives himself entirely to the Cross . . .