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Elder Paisios Canonized!

Elder Paisios Canonized!

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 1370. While still very young, he went to the Holy Trinity Monastery, and was profoundly impressed by St Sergius of Radonezh.

"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 fulfils your desires in a manner that you do not know." -St. Nektarios the Wonderworker

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

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

"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." -St. Nikodemos

"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

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

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

MYSTAGOGY: Monasticism in Byzantine Boeotia

MYSTAGOGY: Monasticism in Byzantine Boeotia

"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."

MYSTAGOGY: Saint Kuksha of Odessa (+ 1964)

MYSTAGOGY: Saint Kuksha of Odessa (+ 1964)

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

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

MYSTAGOGY: Saint Anthony of the Kiev Caves

MYSTAGOGY: Saint Anthony of the Kiev Caves

Orthodoxy's Northern Thebaid - the Russian desert of the forested marshy North.

Orthodoxy's Northern Thebaid - the Russian desert of the forested marshy North.

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

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

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

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

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."

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."