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The Holy Monastery of Pantokrator, Mount Athos - The Ascetic Experience

The Holy Monastery of Pantocrator stands on the north-eastern side of the Athos peninsula, by the sea. Nearby is the site of the ancient city of Thyssus. Although age-long oral tradition maintains that… it was founded by Alexius Comnenus, it is to be concluded from the surviving evidence that the founders of the Monastery were the brothers Alexius (who held the military rank of stratopedarches – camp commander) and Ioannes (a court official with the title of Great Primmicerius). It is…

The Holy Monastery of Pantokrator, Mount Athos - The Ascetic Experience Military Ranks, The Transfiguration, Holi, Mountain, River, City, Outdoor, Outdoors, Holi Celebration

The Holy Monastery of Pantokrator, Mount Athos - The Ascetic Experience

The Holy Monastery of Pantocrator stands on the north-eastern side of the Athos peninsula, by the sea. Nearby is the site of the ancient city of Thyssus. Although age-long oral tradition maintains that… it was founded by Alexius Comnenus, it is to be concluded from the surviving evidence that the founders of the Monastery were the brothers Alexius (who held the military rank of stratopedarches – camp commander) and Ioannes (a court official with the title of Great Primmicerius). It is…

The Holy Monastery of Pantokrator, Mount Athos - The Ascetic Experience Military Ranks, The Transfiguration, Holi, Survival, Mansions, House Styles, City, Mansion Houses, Holi Celebration

The Holy Monastery of Pantokrator, Mount Athos - The Ascetic Experience

The Holy Monastery of Pantocrator stands on the north-eastern side of the Athos peninsula, by the sea. Nearby is the site of the ancient city of Thyssus. Although age-long oral tradition maintains that… it was founded by Alexius Comnenus, it is to be concluded from the surviving evidence that the founders of the Monastery were the brothers Alexius (who held the military rank of stratopedarches – camp commander) and Ioannes (a court official with the title of Great Primmicerius). It is…

It is very easy to lead the world Life Quotes

How to lead the world - The Ascetic Experience

It is very easy to lead the world. First, one needs to… lead the nation, which is a much easier thing. In order to rule the nation, one needs to lead one’s family, which it should be even easier. But ultimately, only one thing is really needed: to lead and rule over one’s self; to repress one’s passions and sins. This, believe it or not, is impossible for a human being. Only God can achieve it. One needs a lot of prayer, patience, repentance and the simplicity of hope. Based on St. Mark the…

The Holy Monastery of Pantokrator, Mount Athos - The Ascetic Experience Military Ranks, The Transfiguration, Holi, River, City, Outdoor, Outdoors, Holi Celebration, Outdoor Games

The Holy Monastery of Pantokrator, Mount Athos - The Ascetic Experience

The Holy Monastery of Pantocrator stands on the north-eastern side of the Athos peninsula, by the sea. Nearby is the site of the ancient city of Thyssus. Although age-long oral tradition maintains that… it was founded by Alexius Comnenus, it is to be concluded from the surviving evidence that the founders of the Monastery were the brothers Alexius (who held the military rank of stratopedarches – camp commander) and Ioannes (a court official with the title of Great Primmicerius). It is…

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The nature praises God - The Ascetic Experience

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The Return: Imitating the dog - The Ascetic Experience

The Return: Imitating the dog - The Ascetic Experience

The elders tell us that the spiritual man should take a lesson from the dog. When it is chased out…, it leaves, and when it is called back, it happily returns. Taking heed of this lesson, we — the old team from the Ascetic Experience — have returned to the keyboards of this site after a period of being away, with the hopes of producing content, with God’s help, that will bring joy and inspiration to our visitors. We humbly ask your prayers, that this may continue as a work pleasing to God…

“What are you doing here, Elijah?” - The Ascetic Experience Orthodox Christianity, Tear Down, The Covenant, Environment, Spirituality, Bible, Outdoor, Places, People

“What are you doing here, Elijah?” - The Ascetic Experience

An the word of Lord came to Elijah: “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He replied,… “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.” But the Lord said to him: “Yet I reserve seven thousand in Israel—all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and whose mouths have not kissed him.” So, be sure to do everything to…

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The way to peace - The Ascetic Experience

The way to acquire peace is as follows: forget entirely your fall and the sin and give yourself over to the thought of God’s great and ineffable goodness and the fact that He is willing and desires to forgive every sin, however serious, inviting sinners in a variety of ways to come to their senses and be joined to Him in this life and, by His Grace, to be glorified and be eternally blessed in the next. And when, with these and other thoughts and deliberations, you have calmed your mind, then…

One of the signs of egotism is the presence of some feeling of jealousy within us. We must avoid this feeling as if it were black death itself. The genuine Christian life liberates us from jealousy. “Elder Sophrony of Essex”

Crime and Punishment - The Ascetic Experience

Pain and suffering are always inevitable for… a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth. Based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment Click Here to find the Related Photos If you want to pray for you or to donate, click here.Related Portfolio Items:If dying brings a saint to eternal bliss, how can…Not being with God is the real punishmentWhy do men learn through pain and suffering, and not…Down by Law: Why and how do we apply…

As with the appearance of light, darkness retreats; so, at the fragrance of humility, all anger and bitterness vanishes. John of the Ladder In this photo some fathers are harversting peacefully some chamomile for their brotherhood’s needs. Humility, Christianity, Religion, Spirituality, Faith, Couple Photos, Photography, Ladder, Image

The light of humility - The Ascetic Experience

As with the appearance of light, darkness retreats; so, at the fragrance of humility,… all anger and bitterness vanishes. St. John of the Ladder In this photo some fathers are harversting peacefully some chamomile for their brotherhood’s needs. Vatopaidi, 2015. Click Here to see the photo better and find other Related Photos. If you want to pray for you or to donate, click here.Related Portfolio Items:What is the Uncreated Light and how can we experience it?Humility is a divine shelterWhat…

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Circular World - The Ascetic Experience

The world is like a circle, with God as eternal creator in the centre. Everything that is in it is like a radius travelling towards God, Who gives existence. In the centre, they’re perfectly united, but just a short distance away from it they’re separated. The greater the distance from the centre, the greater their separation; and the closer they are to the centre, the more they’re united to it and to one another. True unity, true contact between two beings can be realized only through God…

Why God created the world. "God made all His creation out of pure love. God doesn’t depend on anything or anyone in order to be perfectly happy. He simply wanted to make a creation to enjoy this omniscient bliss, too." - from The Ascetic Experience Tempera, Fresco, Asking For Prayers, Mural Painting, Sacred Art, The Crown, Pure Products, God, Create

Circular World - The Ascetic Experience

The world is like a circle, with God as eternal creator in the centre. Everything that is in it is like a radius travelling towards God, Who gives existence. In the centre, they’re perfectly united, but just a short distance away from it they’re separated. The greater the distance from the centre, the greater their separation; and the closer they are to the centre, the more they’re united to it and to one another. True unity, true contact between two beings can be realized only through God…

Holy Monastery of Vatopaidi, Mount Athos

Circular World - The Ascetic Experience

The world is like a circle, with God as eternal creator in the centre. Everything that is in it is like a radius travelling towards God, Who gives existence. In the centre, they’re perfectly united, but just a short distance away from it they’re separated. The greater the distance from the centre, the greater their separation; and the closer they are to the centre, the more they’re united to it and to one another. True unity, true contact between two beings can be realized only through God…

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How to get an impression of God - The Ascetic Experience

If a person wants to understand a certain place in nature, he must either trust those who have been in immediate proximity to that place, or he must go there himself. There is not a third option. In the same way a person gets an impression of God: He must either trust those who have stood and stand in immediate proximity to God, or he must… take pains to come into such proximity himself. Based on Saint Nikolaos Velimirovic In this picture is a monk from Vatopaidi walking next to some of the…

Holy Monastery of Vatopaidi, Mount Athos

Creation is God’s natural revelation to mankind

Creation is God’s natural revelation to humankind. The value of the natural creation is revealed by the fact that it serves as the setting for God’s incarnation and our own deification. In this photo one of the brothers while tending to the monastery’s flora. If you want to pray for you or to donate, click here.Related Portfolio Items:Creation is not an event in the past but a…My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? - Photo…Why God gave us time?God's biggest miracle for us - photo journal…