Mount Athos - Wisdom - Holiness
The great return
20 Nov 2019 at 5:00am
There are many important reasons why we should fast and confess with a contrite heart. We shall all have a great reward for this conscientious struggle of ours.
Saint John Chrysostom on Marriage
19 Nov 2019 at 5:20pm
‘Just as marriage is a haven, so it can also be a shipwreck. Not by its nature, but by the bad use some people have put it to’.
These words of Saint John Chrysostom highlight truths which contemporary society doesn’t wish to see. ‘Marriage is a ha...
19 Nov 2019 at 5:00am
Offer the words of your prayer gently. Don’t let your mind wander all over the place. This is a narrow and rugged path for a mind that’s used to traveling freely all over the world, but it’s the path that leads to concentration. Those who have ex...
He attributes it entirely to us
18 Nov 2019 at 5:00am
The divine word advises us to offer gifts to God, in order to show us His infinite goodness, as if He hadn’t given us anything beforehand and was receiving our offerings as gifts and attributing it entirely to us. In this way, He shoes that His g...
When the ‘Dark Night’ for the Church of Albania Began
17 Nov 2019 at 9:19pm
During the years of the harsh dictatorship of Enver Hoxha, Albania became the first officially atheist state in the world, a fact of which all the government functionaries were inordinately proud.
Decree no. 4337 of November 13, 1967, marked the ...
You try to please Him
17 Nov 2019 at 5:00am
The fear of God exists when you love Him with all your heart and struggle never to affront or distress Him, not only through your actions but also through your thoughts. You try to please him with everything you do and say. This is the fear of Go...
The Christmas Fast
16 Nov 2019 at 11:39pm
Another blessed period of fasting begins, a time of spiritual struggle and an effort to turn our mind to God, each of us with the strength and spiritual ‘nobility’ at our disposal, and, as always, in conjunction with the advice of our spiritual gu...
To pin down our mind
16 Nov 2019 at 5:00am
Our invisible enemy, Satan, rejoices greatly over our vainglory and encourages every vainly ambitious thought we might have. He keeps us busy with all kinds of trivia and pointless actions for no other reason than to pin down our mind and make us...