PEMPTOUSIA
Mount Athos - Wisdom - Holiness
It’s hard to absorb
4 Jun 2020 at 9:00am

Knowing the wickedness of people, that is the evil that other people do, be it great or small, alters our reason. It saps our strength, because it’s incongruous as regards God.



The ‘Fool’ and the Clever Ones
3 Jun 2020 at 9:20pm

It often happens that the internal beauty of the life of repentance and the staunch battle against sin and the passions are not immediately obvious. One such instance was the case of the nun Isidora, who lived in a monastery in Egypt and whose sto...



There are plenty of them
3 Jun 2020 at 9:00am

There are lots of people who are pleased when they see things that are wrong in the Church. They’re like the soldiers who, together with the Jews, nailed Christ to the Cross, crucified Him and then speared Him.



Monastic Conversations with Father Zacharias (II)
2 Jun 2020 at 9:20pm

Read the first part here

Question: How is unity acquired in a community?

Answer: We must have all the brethren in our heart, no one should be absent, even those that may wrong us. Unfortunately we do not allow ourselves to be transformed by grace,...



He enters
2 Jun 2020 at 9:00am

The Jesus Prayer’s a good habit. Christ enters us without our realizing.



Young People in Greece
1 Jun 2020 at 9:32pm

Young people in Greece today have a number of weaknesses. They don’t like hard work, they’re indifferent towards matters of real importance, they reject concepts out of hand and they’re easily led astray with trivial ideas. On the other hand, how...



Homily on the Lord’s Ascension
1 Jun 2020 at 9:27pm

With the Ascension of Jesus Christ into Heaven, we may think that His Disciples were sad to be separated from Him. Up until that moment, the Lord was with them. He spoke to them, and they heard His voice. Now He’s gone, and they won’t see Him agai...



Now is the Judgement of this World
1 Jun 2020 at 12:41pm

Now is the Judgement of this World[1]

In the last chapters of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, the Lord Himself warns us in the most intense and frightening way about the catastrophes which will precede His Coming. He foretells that that evil will...



Crowned as martyrs
1 Jun 2020 at 9:00am

If the Lord allows people to be tormented by sicknesses then He’ll give the strength to bear them. Those who suffer illness with patience and gratitude to God are crowned as martyrs and strivers. Just as wax can’t accept a stamp unless it’s first...



Looking Down
1 Jun 2020 at 7:22am

There are feasts in out tradition that don’t last long. For example, the Lord’s Ascension, for many people, is Christ’s return to heaven, leaving us alone to deal with what He bequeathed us: the Gospel, the life of the Church and the faith. And, l...




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