Mount Athos - Wisdom - Holiness
Who loves perfectly?
27 Sep 2022 at 6:52am
I don’t know if, in other eras, people experienced confusion regarding words, that is, that they said one thing and meant another. Despite the great achievements of scientific progress, technological development, the shrinking of distances, and tr...
‘Not I, but the grace of God that was with me’
26 Sep 2022 at 4:01am
‘But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them- yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me’ (1. Cor. 15, 10).
Saint Paul calls to mind a very great truth for us Chris...
‘And leaving everything, they followed him’
26 Sep 2022 at 3:49am
Today’s Gospel reading tells us how the fishermen of Galilee specifically and in practice denied themselves and their own affairs, followed Christ and became his disciples and apostles.
Our Lord was at Lake Gennesaret, and on the bank he saw two b...
Sermon on the 1st Sunday of Luke (Luke 5: 1-11)
24 Sep 2022 at 5:05pm
What should be admired first from what the Evangelist Luke told us today? The people of Galilee, who thirsted to hear the words of Jesus? They filled the shore of Lake Gennesaret as soon as they learned that Jesus was there, and they longed to see...
Then it’s cleansed
23 Sep 2022 at 5:02pm
If you say the prayer continuously, the mind settles it in the heart. By your own will-power, keep your mind purely on the words, without entertaining any imaginations, only the words of the prayer. Then the mind is cleansed and is satisfied with...
We regain our brightness with repentance
22 Sep 2022 at 5:02pm
The moon, which waxes and wanes, resembles people, in that we sometimes do good and then sin. We then repent and return to the life of virtue. So people who sin don’t lose their minds, as some say, just as the body of the moon doesn’t decrease, b...
Living with cunning people
22 Sep 2022 at 3:31am
We usually view other people on the basis of our own inner eyes and ‘what the heart is full of’ (Luke 6, 45). If we’re cunning, we think other people are cunning, as well; if we’re guileless, we think that other people are, too.
Saint Gregory the ...
21 Sep 2022 at 5:02pm
Very often, although there’s no external threat to us, our soul’s overcome with anxieties, fears, reservations, doubts and worries. Something’s missing from the soul then; it’s lacking something. The greatest lack our soul can experience is the a...