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“Indifferent and merciless people, who think only of their own selves, insensitively satisfying themselves, simultaneously fill their hearts with much anguish. Within them works the little worm of a troubled conscience, and they are tormented already in this life.” -Elder Paisios

Saint Paisios, pray for us! So simple yet so rich in the kingdom of heaven!

Serafim-Pokrovsky Convent, Leninsk-Kuznetsk, Kemerovo Oblast — Mother Superior Maria in her office

Serafim-Pokrovsky Convent, Leninsk-Kuznetsk, Kemerovo Oblast -- Mother Superior Maria in her office, with feline assistant

If you comply with the words of God and have no regrets in your conscience, and if you’re calm and perform good works, then you’ll gradually feel your way into prayer, smoothly, until grace comes. “Venerable Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia” Read more “Words of Life” at www.pemptousia.com

If you comply with the words of God and have no regrets in your conscience, and if you’re calm and perform good works, then you’ll gradually feel your way into prayer, smoothly, until grace comes. “Venerable Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia” Orthodoxy

A disciple asked an elder, “Elder, why are you happy all day long?”  The elder replied, “Because all night long I weep for my sins before God.”  In the photo, Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi  quotes | Mount Athos | celebrities

A disciple asked an elder, “Elder, why are you happy all day long?” The elder replied, “Because all night long I weep for my sins before God.” In the photo, Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi quotes

“Love is an ontological first-principle. But love for God is inseparable from love for neighbour, love for God’s creation.

Monks“Love is an ontological first-principle. But love for God is inseparable from love for neighbour, love for God’s creation. Christianity also is a revealing of Divine-human love. It saves me, i.

Wisdom From Elder Ephraim of Philotheou We owe thousands of thanks to the…

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If you notice that your mind constantly wanders off to various chores that you have to do, you must realize that you are not doing well spiritually, and this should alarm you because you have distanced yourself from God.

One of the most beloved contemporary Elders of the Holy Mountain, Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi fell asleep in the Lord on his birthday, July 1st 2009, the feast of the Holy Unmercanaries. At his death, a miracle occurred shortly after his demise which left a sign of hope for all of us who await ‘the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come’. After more than 45 minutes had passed from the time of death, he smiled. Elder Joseph’s mouth had remained open for a long time ...

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi L: Repose with mouth open. R: Afterwards, mouth closed and “smiling.

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