Thursday, April 2, 2020

St. Porphyrios: "Vigils are a great thing..."

A faithful Orthodox Christian, praying in vigil at home (source)
"Love vigils. Vigils are a great thing. Heaven opens. We speak with God. In our vigils up there***, until midnight, I got a little tired and I would close my eyes. Afterwards, my nous with open, and I experienced prayer until morning. When it would finish, I had such a disposition that I was ready to begin again from the beginning."
-St. Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia

***Note: St. Porphyrios is referring here to vigils in their small hut on Mount Athos.
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on and save us! Amen!

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