Sunday, March 23, 2014

A few quotes of St. Sophia of Kleisoura

St. Sophia the Ascetic of Kleisoura (+1974) (source)
Below are several amateur translations from a great new ascetic of our church. St. Sophia's quotes and teachings are remarkable for their brevity, power and meaning. Regarding dress in church, her words are very important and timely, as many of us have lost the great reverence and fear of God that our ancestors bore. Regarding prophecies of war and the retaking of Constantinople, of course such statements are not dogma (though they are in-line with those of other recent saints and elders; for a great approach to such prophecies, see here). Let St. Sophia's words be one more call for us all to repent and return to our Lord's embrace, before it is too late for us to do so.
May you be well. May you have joy! Repent, my children...May you have and night...wherever you walk, wherever you are found, wherever you are standing, always you should say: “My Christ, have mercy on me!” With a sweet tongue speak to God, that your prayer might reach Him.
Panagia told me where, in the Holy Books of the chosen of my Son, it says everything that will occur in time. A third war will occur...Three-quarters of mankind will be destroyed...Only one-quarter will be saved...
She suggested: Let us have Love, humility and patience in temptations. Pride is a bad sends the soul to hell...
The Panagia told her: “Tell them...Tell them about the short dresses...Tell them about the apostasy...Preach repentance!...Let them not wear indecent dresses in Church...Let them have humble dress.”
Be prudent...Not short sleeves, not short hair. Panagia [χωλιάσκεται].
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on Your world, and later, on us!
Greece, if she keeps the faith, will be saved from the evil which is about to come. If, however, she does not keep the faith, she will be destroyed...All the demons will fall upon her...The evil will come and the wheat will be separated from the chaff, the sheep from the goats...
If the world repents, we will take back the City [Constantinople] with Love... If we do not repent, we will take it back with blood...
Have fear of God...Have Love...Have compassion.
You see me here how I am for so many years? Here, three demons have been fighting me...The one is faithlessness...The other demon is sloth...The third I don't remember, most likely anthropareskeias [the desire to ever please other people]...
The Ascetic of Kleisoura said: My soul is burning for Christ!
God does not reveal sins to me...Only in the face of a person I see light or darkness. And unfortunately, most are darkness...
Did you see? Did you hear? Shut your mouth!
St. Sophia of Kleisoura (source)
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

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