Tuesday, July 17, 2018

"You the noetic swallow, and uncorrupted lamb..."

St. Marina the Great Martyr with scenes from her life and martyrdom (source)
  
You the noetic swallow, and uncorrupted lamb, and golden shining dove, were winged through your martyrdom, and flew to God to ever rest with Him, Whom we praise.
-from the Matins Canon to St. Marina
  
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Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

St. Paisios the Athonite: "A world may come..."

St. Paisios the Athonite (source)
  
A world may come [one day] when people will no longer reconcile themselves with God.
-St. Paisios the Athonite
  
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Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sermon by Saint Paisios on Humility and Life in Christ

This is a wonderful recorded sermon of St. Paisios the Athonite given to pilgrims during his life on various topics, but especially on humility and life in Christ. May we have his blessing and intercessions!
  
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

The voice of Elder Sophrony of Essex (+July 11th, 1993)

Here are two videos, the first with Elder Sophrony of Essex (+ July 11th, 1993) reciting the beloved Orthodox prayer (and a beloved of his) "O Heavenly King, Comforter, the Spirit of truth..." (source)
 
The second is a short recording of Elder Sophrony speaking about Theology as a state of being. May we have his blessing and may his prayers and writings (along with those of St. Silouan) help those thirsty for salvation throughout the world! (source)
  
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Homily by Metropolitan Neophytos of Morphou on St. Paisios the Athonite

In anticipation of the upcoming feast of St. Paisios the Athonite, here is a wonderful talk by Metropolitan Neophytos of Morphou (Cyprus) about St. Paisios the Athonite, where he talks about his life, example, and miracles witnessed by those near him. The talk is in Greek but has subtitles in English. May St. Paisios help all those who are sick and suffer throughout the world!
  
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

Friday, July 6, 2018

"That you might please Christ, your Immortal Bridegroom..."

St. Kyriake the Great Martyr (source)
  
That you might please Christ, your immortal Bridegroom, you have given yourself up to death, and fire and tortures, counting them as nothing, through which you were made worthy of immortal glory.
-from the Matins Canon of St. Kyriaki the Great Martyr
  
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Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Elder Ephraim of Katounakia: "Those who love more can understand the Lord’s sufferings more deeply."

The Crucifixion of Christ (source)
  
Like Christ’s love, His sufferings were so great that we can’t understand them, since we love the Lord so little. But those who love more can understand the Lord’s sufferings more deeply. There’s little love, average love and perfect love. The more perfect the love, the more perfect the knowledge.
-Elder Ephraim of Katounakia
  
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Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!