Mount Athos - Wisdom - Holiness
Saint Païsios Saw Elder Filaret with the Face of a Twelve-Year-Old
28 Oct 2020 at 6:33pm
Saint Païsios the Athonite writes:
Monasteries and kellia had asked to be allowed to look after Elder Filaret [a Romanian Athonite monk (1892-1975)] and his almost paralyzed disciple, Father Bartolomeu, in their old age, but they wouldn’t go.
Christ Himself says He’s our friend
28 Oct 2020 at 5:20am
We should feel that Christ’s our friend, because He is. He says so Himself when He says: ‘You are my friends…’. We should look upon Him and approach Him as a friend. Do we fall? Do we sin? With familiarity, love and trust we should run to Him. Not...
Five Ways to Repent
27 Oct 2020 at 6:21pm
Saint John Chrysostom shows us five practical ways to repent. He says:
The first way is to condemn yourself for your sins. The Lord esteems this action greatly. If, of your own volition, you condemn your sins, you’re less likely to repeat them. No...
You or the other person?
27 Oct 2020 at 7:16am
The door to repentance is open to everybody and we don’t know who’ll go through it first, you who are judging another person, or the person that you’re judging.
27 Oct 2020 at 3:40am
Like many, if not all, Elders on the Mountain, Elder Aimilianos was very loving towards those in his spiritual charge- in his case the monks at Simonos Petras and the nuns at Ormylia. But, to use a colloquial expression, ‘he took no prisoners’. A ...
The Great Martyr Saint Dimitrios
27 Oct 2020 at 3:29am
In a lyrical psalm , the great poet of our Church, the Prophet David, gives the name ‘myrrh’ to the spirit of unity among those dwelling together under the sanctified protection of the Church. They have common desires, longings, the same figh...
This is genuine and true
26 Oct 2020 at 4:01am
The characteristic feature of true repentance is profound emotion, devastation and sorrow of the heart, which is sad not because it’s going to be punished, but because, with its sin, it saddened and angered God Who is such a loving and tender Fath...
Saint Dimitrios The Myrrh-Yielder – 2
25 Oct 2020 at 6:10pm
Saint Demetrius, byzantine mosaic from his church in Thessaloniki, 8th Century
Another point of interest is that the church of Saint Dimitrios, for 60 years (1430-1490) remained as part of the local Church, when almost all the other churches in Th...
Mighty God, Potentate, Prince of Peace Father of the Age to Come
25 Oct 2020 at 11:59am
The Lord left Galilee to go to the eastern shore of the lake, on the border of Israel. The local inhabitants were Jews, but had been influenced greatly by the pagan way of life and so the demons had greater authority, because of the apostasy of th...