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Hi, if i may ask please what is the main difference between these two words "ευλάβεια" and "ευσέβεια"?

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The words "ευλάβεια" and "ευσέβεια" are synonyms. They both mean "relegious devotion". There is no significant difference between them and they can be used interchangeably.
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but  how can we understand this quote of Saint Paissios:
"«Η ευλάβεια είναι όπως το θυμίαμα, ενώ η ευσέβεια όπως η κολώνια»
You would need to consult somebody that studies and can interpret religious scripts.  Here is a related article, about this quote:  http://agios-panteleimon.gr/%CE%91%CE%B3%CE%B9%CE%BF%CF%82-%CE%A0%CE%B1%CE%BD%CF%84%CE%B5%CE%BB%CE%B5%CE%B7%CE%BC%CE%BF%CE%BD-%CE%A0%CE%BF%CE%BB%CE%B9%CF%87%CE%BD%CE%B7%CF%82-16596/
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