Elder Paisios Canonized!

The Ecumenical Patriarchate officially canonized Elder Paisios the Athonite today! This is so exciting for us as Orthodox Christians, to watch our beloved Gerondas receive glorifica…

MYSTAGOGY: Russian Orthodox Officially Glorify St. Ephraim of Nea Makri a Saint

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"I shall indicate to you the most direct and simple method to acquire the habit of silence: ...reflect as often as you can on the pernicious results of indiscriminate babbling and on the salutary results of wise silence. When you come to taste the good fruit of silence, you will no longer need lessons about it. " -Saint Nikodemos of the Holy Mountain

"I shall indicate to you the most direct and simple method to acquire the habit of silence: ...reflect as often as you can on the pernicious results of indiscriminate babbling and on the salutary results of wise silence. When you come to taste the good fruit of silence, you will no longer need lessons about it. " -Saint Nikodemos of the Holy Mountain

Pray Simply. Do not expect to find in your heart any remarkable gift of prayer Consider yourself unworthy of it-then you will find peace. Use the empty, cold dryness of your prayer as food for your humility. Repeat constantly: "I am not worthy, Lord, I am not worthy!" But say it calmly, without agitation. This humble prayer will be acceptable to God.  -Elder Macarius of Optina

Agapi en Xristo: Elder Macarius on how to deal with a tragedy

MYSTAGOGY: Sts. Anthony and Theodosius, Founders of the Kiev Caves Lavra

Sajjda Afonina: Ss Antony and Feodosy of the Kievo-Pechersk Lavra.

"Do not think that you have a right to complain when your prayers are not answered. God fulfils your desires in a manner that you do not know."  -St. Nektarios the Wonderworker

"Do not think that you have a right to complain when your prayers are not answered. God fulfill your desires in a manner that you do not know." Saint Nektarios of Aegina

"A trip to Mount Athos in 1936 by two American graduate students provides them with a wonderful introduction to the treasure of Orthodoxy."

"A trip to Mount Athos in 1936 by two American graduate students provides them with a wonderful introduction to the treasure of Orthodoxy.

Saint Philotheos Kokkinos (1300 - 1379)  "In 1353 he was made Patriarch of Constantinople..a zealous champion of undiluted Orthodoxy, writing treatises refuting the scholastic philosophy that was then infecting the Western church...he always sought a true, rather than political, reconciliation with the West, and even worked to convene an Ecumenical Council to resolve the differences between the churches; this was rejected by Pope Urban V."

“Where humility is combined with the remembrance of God that is established through watchfulness and attention, and also with recurrent prayer inflexible in its resistance to the enemy, there is the.

MYSTAGOGY: Schema-Archbishop Anthony (Abashidze) Canonized in Ukraine

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Saint Leontios the Myrrhgusher (+ 1605)  "Leontios became a bearer of the gifts of clairvoyance and foreknowledge. With these gifts he was able to read the thoughts and actions of all those who came to him for spiritual guidance. When spiritual children saw that he knew what they were thinking and doing in private, they would immediately turn to repentance."

Saint Leontios the Athonite and Myrrhgusher (+

MYSTAGOGY: Saint Clement the Stylite of Mount Sagmata (+1111)

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Saint Andrew Rublev, Russia’s greatest iconographer, was born near Moscow sometime between 1360 and 1370. While still very young, he went to the Holy Trinity Monastery, and was profoundly impressed by St Sergius of Radonezh.

Saint Andrew Rublev, Russia’s greatest iconographer, was born near Moscow sometime between 1360 and While still very young, he went to the Holy Trinity Monastery, and was profoundly impressed by St Sergius of Radonezh.

"The grace of the Holy Spirit which is given mystically to every Christian when he is baptized acts and is manifested in proportion to our obedience to the commandments of the Lord." -St. Nikodemos

"The grace of the Holy Spirit which is given mystically to every Christian when he is baptized acts and is manifested in proportion to our obedience to the commandments of the Lord.

MYSTAGOGY: Saint Kuksha of Odessa (+ 1964)

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