PEMPTOUSIA
Mount Athos - Wisdom - Holiness
False affection
18 Jan 2020 at 5:00am

Flattery is a repulsive iniquity, concealed behind the mask of friendship. It’s a pretend caress which is expressed as friendship only in words and in a proclivity for and pursuit of things not worth mentioning. It’s treachery that holds nothing ...



No-one’s excluded
17 Jan 2020 at 5:00am

The prayer of repentance has been given to all, without exception. It’s been given to those who are dominated by the passions and to those who fall into in sin in practice. They, too, have the right to cry out to the Lord for their salvation.



The Divine Liturgy
16 Jan 2020 at 5:20pm

Every day, a task is performed on earth. It’s the greatest, most important, most sacred task that humans can aspire to. It’s the Divine Liturgy, the continuation of the Last Supper at which Jesus sat with His disciples. People are capable of carry...



First they sow, then they reap
16 Jan 2020 at 5:00am

We should be aware that each demon deals with a particular passion, which it plants first in the heart and then cultivates. Some demons are concerned with the passion of debauchery, others with that of blasphemy. Others incite anger and wrath. Ot...



The Heart and God
15 Jan 2020 at 5:10pm

God is everywhere. And when He finds a heart that isn’t opposed to Him, a humble heart, He enters it and fills it with joy. The joy of the heart which has God within it is so great that it attaches itself to Him and never wants to separate from Hi...



They aren’t like me
15 Jan 2020 at 5:00am

To condemn means not to accept others with love. I don’t have patience with them, because I don’t have love. Condemnation means others aren’t like me. It means if I were in their place, I’d act better and more effectively.



Saint Maria of Olonets: They Saw her Face Shining in Life and after Death
14 Jan 2020 at 5:20pm

The suffering hermit lay in bed for about three weeks. Each day, after the Liturgy, a hieromonk came with the Precious Gifts so that she could make her communion.

On the fifteenth day, her face was transfigured; it shone with a supernatural light ...



Theological and Scientific Theories of Knowledge (2)
14 Jan 2020 at 5:20pm
[Previous post: https://bit.ly/2tVErcJ]

This personal nature of the truth is of prime significance for us. The living truth cannot be objectified, because its objectification would be tantamount to its ossification and necrosis. Knowledge of this t...



Like the robber
14 Jan 2020 at 5:00am

Through repentance we experience a second baptism and are cleansed of the sins we’ve committed since the first one. When we repent, confess our transgressions, decide not to repeat them, to hate them, we immediately receive remission of our iniqu...



Papa-Fotis, the Fool for Christ: in his Vestments in a House of Ill Repute!
13 Jan 2020 at 5:27pm

One evening, Papa-Fotis visited one of the houses in town where he sometimes stayed.

Before he went to sleep, he told the man of the house: ‘First thing in the morning, you and me have got work to do’.

They got up, left Mytilini and went to his li...





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THEOPHANY OF THE LORD
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Synaxis of the Baptist
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