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Święty Antoni Supraski, Polska i Grecja (+1516) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Polish

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POLAND OF MY HEART

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Ikona Świętych Antoniego i Teodozjusza Kijowsko-Pieczerskich

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Święty Antoni Supraski, Polska i Grecja (+1516)

Święty Antoni Supraski urodził się na terytorium Wielkiego Księstwa Litewskiego w rodzinie prawosławnej, o której statusie społecznym nic nie wiadomo. Również jego imię świeckie jest nieznane. Według tradycji w młodości odznaczał się gwałtownym charakterem i w gniewie popełnił zbrodnię zabójstwa. Pragnąc odpokutować za grzech, wstąpił do monasteru w Supraślu, co miało miejsce przed 1506.

Uważając sprawowaną pokutę za niewystarczającą, Antoni prosił przełożonego monasteru o zezwolenie na udanie się do kraju muzułmańskiego, by mógł zostać męczennikiem. Ihumen nie wyraził jednak zgody. Antoni otrzymał jedynie pozwolenie na wyjazd na Górę Athos (Grecja), gdzie złożył śluby wielkiej schimy i przyjął imię Onufry. Następnie udał się do Tesalonik (Grecja) i wszedł do meczetu urządzonego w dawnej cerkwi Matki Bożej, po czym demonstracyjnie zaczął się modlić. Został aresztowany i wtrącony do więzienia, żądano od niego przejścia na islam. Mnich Continue reading Święty Antoni Supraski, Polska i Grecja (+1516) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Polish

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Π. ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΔΟΥΛΟΥ: ΑΠΟΔΕΧΟΝΤΑΙ ΕΝΑ ΠΑΙΔΙ ΠΟΥ ΑΛΛΑΖΕΙ ΦΥΛΟ ΚΑΙ ΟΧΙ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΥΣ ΣΑΝ ΤΗΝ ΗΘΟΠΟΙΟ ΝΑΤΑΛΙΑ ΛΙΟΝΑΚΗ ΠΟΥ ΕΓΙΝΕ ΜΟΝΑΧΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΚΕΝΥΑ

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CONVERSIONS TO ORTHODOXY

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Η διάσημη Ελληνίδα ηθοποιός Ναταλία Λιονάκη

στις 14 Αυγούστου 2017 έγινε μοναχή στην Κένυα στην Ιεραποστολή της Αφρικής

& ονομάστηκε Αδελφή Φεβρωνία

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π. Γεώργιος Χριστοδούλου:

Αποδέχονται ένα παιδί που αλλάζει φύλο και όχι ανθρώπους

σαν την Ναταλία Λιονάκη

Μου είπε η μαμά ενός παιδιού στο κατηχητικό: «Εμένα το παιδί μου δε θα το κάνετε μοναχή, εγώ την προορίζω για μοντέλο, για να μη χαραμίσει την ομορφιά της. Απλά την αφήνω, διότι είναι και οι φίλες της».

Σαν τη Ναταλία τη Λιονάκη υπάρχουν και άλλες και άλλοι, με ομορφιά που συγκρίνεται με αυτή των κοσμικών μοντέλων.

Δεν υπάρχουν όμως μόνο όμορφες και όμορφοι. Υπάρχουν άνθρωποι καλλιεργημένοι, μορφωμένοι με διδακτορικά και με πρότερη κοινωνική κατάσταση, πολλές φορές, αξιοζήλευτη.

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Advice about Confession – Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Greece (+1994)

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SAINT PAISIOS OF MOUNT ATHOS, GREECE

Advice about Confession

Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Greece (+1994)

Source:

http://stjohntheforerunnerblog.blogspot.com

http://stjohntheforerunnerblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/advice-about-confession-st-paisios.html

ST. JOHN THE FORERUNNER

We all know the importance of Confession, but yet so few take advantage of it. Here Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Greece (+1994) shows us why it is so important.

A young man went to see the Elder. I arrived the moment he was ringing the bell, and waited behind him. After a while, Father Paisios opened the door and came to the fence.

-What’s up, young man, what do you want? asked the Elder.

-Father, I would like to see you and get your advice on something.

-Have you gone to confession? Do you have a spiritual father?

-No, Father, I don’t have a spiritual father and I haven’t gone to confession.

-Well, then you better go to confession and then come to see me.

-Why can’t I see you, Father?

-I will explain to you, so you can understand. Your mind is confused and troubled by the sins you have fallen into; as a result, you cannot realize the Continue reading Advice about Confession – Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Greece (+1994)

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HEAVEN ON EARTH – ORTHODOXY

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Blessing the ground for

St Katherine Orthodox Chapel in Vermont, USA

ΕΜΕΙΣ ΟΙ ΧΡΙΣΤΙΑΝΟΙ ΠΟΛΙΟΡΚΟΥΜΕ ΤΟ ΘΕΟ ΜΕ ΤΙΣ ΠΡΟΣΕΥΧΕΣ ΜΑΣ – ΤΕΡΤΥΛΛΙΑΝΟΣ

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HAVE FAITH – ORTHODOXY

Τερτυλλιανός: “Εμείς οι Χριστιανοί συναθροιζόμαστε στη Θεία Λατρεία σαν στρατός γιά νά πολιορκήσουμε τό Θεό με τις προσευχές μας”.

Πηγή:

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TRUTH TARGET – ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΗ ΑΠΟΛΟΓΗΤΙΚΗ

Από το Βιβλίο:

Αρχιμ. Ιωάννου Κωστώφ, Καλοί Λιμένες, εκδ. Άγιος Ιωάννης ο Δαμασκηνός, Σταμάτα 2016 (2108220542 – 6978461846)

聖母誕辰紀念日:意義與聖像畫解說 The Nativity of the Theotokos (Mother of God) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Chinese

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TAIWAN & HONG KONG OF MY HEART

HOLY VIRGIN MARY

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聖母誕辰紀念日:意義與聖像畫解說

The Nativity of the Theotokos (Mother of God)

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台灣基督東正教會 The Orthodox Church in Taiwan

九月八號)由於教會一年的行事曆是從九月一號開始的,聖母誕辰的聖宴,是教會一整年第一個隆重的祭典。將這個祭典放在此時是很適當的。聖母誕辰可視為是救贖過程的開幕儀式。因為她的誕生,我們可以期待她的兒子,耶穌基督的誕生,進而期待祂以血肉之軀完成救贖。

我們在這場盛宴的晚禱時唱著:

<今天這不孕的大門已經敞開,而主的童貞之門已經來臨。今天恩典已經開花結果,向世界證明天主之母,因為有她世上萬物與天同慶,我們的靈也得救贖>。

根據神聖傳統,瑪利亞的雙親,約雅新(Joachim)和安娜(Anna)多年來膝下無子﹔他們兩位都是主忠貞虔誠的信徒,但是他們懇求一子的祈禱卻一直沒有回應。有一天,當約雅新到教堂獻祭。由於他自覺羞愧,所以避開了上次指責他膝下無子的大祭司。為了隱藏自己的恥辱,約雅新在洩氣和懊惱之餘,跑到一個偏僻的山莊去,那兒到處是牧羊人和羊群。

當約雅新在山莊那兒對著上帝禱告的同時,他的妻子,安娜,也在同一個時刻在耶路撒冷自家的院子裡禱告著。此時有位天使在他們面前現身,並宣布他們將會有個孩子,而這孩子將會留名在往後的世世代代裡。

安娜發誓,無論這孩子是男是女,她將會把這孩子獻給主。頓時,所有的沮喪消失,約雅新急忙地趕回家。而他的妻子也急於和他分享這個好消息,便匆忙地跑了出去﹔他們在城門口那兒遇到 Continue reading 聖母誕辰紀念日:意義與聖像畫解說 The Nativity of the Theotokos (Mother of God) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Chinese

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NEW ZEALAND OF MY HEART

Holy Archangels Orthodox Monastery in Levin, New Zealand

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NEW ZEALAND OF MY HEART

Levin, Νέα Ζηλανδία: Η Ορθόδοξη Μονή των Αρχαγγέλων

Saint Paisios of Mount Athos (+1994), the temptation of atheism when he was 11 years old & the appearance of Jesus Christ to him

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Saint Paisios of Mount Athos (+1994)

the temptation of atheism when he was 11 years old

& the appearance of Jesus Christ to him

From the age of eleven [says Saint Paisios], I would read the lives of the Saints, I would fast and keep vigil. My older brother would take the books and hide them, but that didn’t stop me. I would just go into the forest and keep reading there.

Later, when I was fifteen, a friend of my brother named Costas told my brother, “I’ll make him willingly give up all this nonesense.” He came and explained to me Darwin’s theory of evolution. I was shaken by this, and I said, “I’ll go and pray, and, if Christ is God, He’ll appear to me so that I’ll believe. I’ll see a shadow, hear a voice—He will show me a sign.” That’s all I could come up with at the time.

So, I went and began to pray and make prostrations for hours; but nothing happened. Eventually I stopped in a state of exhaustion. Then something Costas had said came to mind: “I accept that Christ is an important man,” he had told me, “righteous and virtuous, Who was hated out of envy for His virtue and condemned by His countrymen.” I thought to myself, “since that’s how Christ was, even if He was only a man, He deserves my love, obedience, and self-sacrifice. I don’t want paradise; I don’t want anything. It is worth making every sacrifice for the sake of His holiness and kindness.”

God was waiting to see how I would deal with this temptation. After this, Christ Himself appeared to me in a great light. He was visible from the waist up. He looked at me with tremendous love and said, “I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth in Me, even if he dies, he shall live” (Jn. 11:25). He was holding the Gospel in His left hand, open to the page where the same words were written.

With this event, the uncertainties that had troubled my soul were overcome, and in divine grace I came to know Christ as true God and Savior of the world. I was convinced of the truth of the God-man, not by men or books, but by the very Lord Himself, who revealed Himself to me even at this young age. Firmly established in faith, I thought to myself, “Come back now, Costas, if you want, and we’ll have a talk.”

Source:

Books of St Paisios

ΕΚΠΟΜΠΗ 24: ΣΥΝΑΝΤΗΣΗ ΜΕ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΟΥΣ ΑΓΙΟΥΣ ΤΗΣ ΙΡΛΑΝΔΙΑΣ & ΤΗΣ Μ. ΒΡΕΤΑΝΝΙΑΣ – ORTHODOX HEART

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GREAT BRITAIN OF MY HEART

IRELAND OF MY HEART

Εκπομπή 24: Συνάντηση με Ορθόδοξους Αγίους της Ιρλανδίας & της Μ Βρεταννίας – ORTHODOX HEART

Saint Elfleda (Ælfflæd), Abbess of Whitby, England (+714) – February 8

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GREAT BRITAIN OF MY HEART

Saint Elfleda (Ælfflæd), Abbess of Whitby, England (+714)

February 8

Saint Ælfflæd (654–714) was the daughter of King Oswiu of Northumbria and Eanflæd. She was abbess of Whitby Abbey, an abbey of nuns that were known for their skills in medicine, from the death of her kinswoman Hilda in 680, first jointly with her mother, then alone. Ælfflæd was particularly known for her skills in surgery and her personal attention to patients, as was Hilda, who was known for her personalized medical care.

Most of Ælfflæd’s life was spent as a nun. When she was about a year old, her father, King Oswiu of Northumbria, in thanksgiving for his victory over Penda of Mercia at the Battle of the Winwæd, handed her over to abbess Hilda to be brought up at Hartlepool Abbey. When Hilda left to found Whitby Abbey in Continue reading Saint Elfleda (Ælfflæd), Abbess of Whitby, England (+714) – February 8

Pastoral Trips to Vietnam

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ORTHODOX HEART SITES

VIETNAM OF MY HEART

Pastoral Trips to Vietnam

Source:

https://orthodoxmissions.wordpress.com

https://orthodoxmissions.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/pastoral-trips-to-vietnam/

ORTHODOX MISSIONS

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

With the blessing of Archbishop Benjamin of Vladivostok and the Primorsky area, a delegation of the Vladivostor Diocese will be in the Republic of Vietnam with a pastoral visit from 31 October to 14.

It will be headed by Archpriest Sergiy Yakutov, dean of the central diocesan district. Visits are planned to the city of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau and Kamran, reports the Diocesan website.

“On November 4, the day of the commemoration of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, we will have a festal divine service in honor of the parish patronal feast in the town of Vung Tau; this is perhaps the main goal of our regular pastoral visits to Vietnam,” stated Archpriest Sergiy on the eve of his departure.

In addition to divine services, there are plans for familiarization tours and formal meetings, including one with the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Russia in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam A. Kovtun.

Source: Orthodoxy in China
An article about the first pastoral visit and liturgy in Vietnam in March 2009 can be found here.
Also, I think that the picture above is from the first pastoral visit in March.

VIDEO – ΘΕΕ ΜΟΥ ΕΙΜΑΙ ΑΘΕΟΣ – ΠΙΣΤΗ & ΛΟΓΙΚΗ: ΣΥΖΗΤΗΣΗ ΜΕ ΑΘΕΟΥΣ – ΑΡΧΙΜ. ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ ΚΩΣΤΩΦ, ΦΥΣΙΚΟΣ

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ATHEISTS MET ORTHODOXY

ORTHODOX HEART

Θεέ μου είμαι άθεος

Πίστη & Λογική: Συζήτηση με αθέους

Αρχιμ. Ιωάννης Κωστώφ, Φυσικός

Sfânta Sofia din Klisura, Grecia “cea nebună pentru Hristos” și animalele sălbatice (+1974) – 6 mai ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Romanian

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ANIMALS OF MY HEART

SAINTS OF MY HEART

Sfânta Sofia din Klisura, Grecia

“cea nebună pentru Hristos” și animalele sălbatice (+1974)

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Dragostea Sfintei Sofia din Klisura nu se răsfrângea numai asupra oamenilor, ci și către întreaga zidire, cuvântătoare sau necuvântătoare, sălbatică sau domestică.
În preajma muntelui sălbatic de lângă mănăstire circulau mulți urși, lupi și alte sălbăticiuni. Cu toate aceste animaluțe reușise să se împrietenească Sfânta Sofia.
Din multele istorioare care circulă cu privire la aceasta, ne vom referi la doar trei, care sunt mai deosebite.

Un soldat pensionar, care obișnuise să o viziteze pe Sfânta Sofia până în clipa morții ei, povestește ceva de neconceput pentru oamenii din zilele noastre.
Sfânta avea o ursoaică, care venea și mânca din mâna ei pâine sau orice altceva. Și puteai vedea acea dihanie imensă, dar fără răutate, luând hrana și lingându-i apoi mâinile și picioarele în semn de mulțumire. Apoi se furișa în pădure. Pe ursoaică o botezase Rusa.

Dimitrie G. născut în anul 1960 în Ptolemaida, povestește că și el o văzuse pe Sfânta Sofia la pârâu împreună cu ursoaica, pe care o ținea legată cu o curelușă. Dacă vreun necunoscut ar fi văzut această priveliște neobișnuită, ar fi înlemnit de spaimă.
Pe Rusa o văzuse și Vasilica K. din Bariko. Odată un soldat, văzând din depărtare fiara împreună cu Cuvioasa, a vrut să o împuște, crezând că îi va face rău. Îndată, însă Sfânta a început sa strige și apropiindu-se de el i-a explicat că animalul sălbatic era blând și fără de răutate.

Alți pelerini au văzut trei serpișori care dormeau la capul Cuvioasei, fără a-i face însă nici un rău și spunându-le oamenilor să nu se teamă pentru ca nu au obiceiul de a mușca.

Unii pelerini care o însoțeau la Biserica Sfintei Treimi, unde îngrijea candela, au văzut un șarpe mare încolăcit și s-au speriat foarte tare vrând să îl omoare. Sfânta i-a certat cu cuvintele: “De vreme ce nu vă deranjează, lăsați-l în pace. Este al bisericii.”

Atât de mare este dragostea Sfinților pentru animale, pentru toată zidirea și în special pentru Ziditorul ei, Care le-a creat pe toate întru adânc de înțelepciune!

Athanasius Yoo, M.D., B.D., Korea: Why I Became An Eastern Orthodox Christian

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KOREA OF MY HEART

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Athanasius Yoo, M.D., B.D., Korea:

Why I Became An Eastern Orthodox Christian

Source:

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JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

My long pilgrimage to the Mother Church has been completed. As I think back over the long road of this pilgrimage, I become filled with deep emotion. For by the grace of God, I, a stray sheep, have found the lovely bosom of the Good Shepherd, the true body of Christ, – the One, Holy Catholic, and Apostolic Church. Therefore, it is my Continue reading Athanasius Yoo, M.D., B.D., Korea: Why I Became An Eastern Orthodox Christian

Video – From Glory to Glory: The Journey of Fr. Anthony Salzman, GA, USA

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ORTHODOX HEART SITES

USA OF MY HEART

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From Glory to Glory:

The Journey of Fr. Anthony Salzman, GA, USA

Ο ΓΕΡΟΝΤΑΣ ΕΦΡΑΙΜ ΤΗΣ ΑΡΙΖΟΝΑΣ ΘΕΡΑΠΕΥΕΙ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΙΣΜΕΝΗ ΣΤΟΝ ΚΑΝΑΔΑ & ΕΠΕΙΤΑ ΕΚΕΙΝΗ ΤΟΥ ΖΗΤΑΕΙ ΝΑ ΕΞΟΜΟΛΟΓΗΘΕΙ

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CANADA OF MY HEART

ARIZONA OF MY HEART

USA OF MY HEART

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Ο Γέροντας Εφραίμ της Αριζόνας

θεραπεύει δαιμονισμένη στον Καναδά & έπειτα εκείνη του ζητάει

να εξομολογηθεί

Γέροντας Εφραίμ της Αριζόνας:

“Είχα πάει στον Καναδά και εκεί μίλησα στην Ελληνική ομογένεια, για τον διάβολο, για το πώς μάς ξεγελά και μάς υποσκελίζει στην αμαρτία. Όταν τελείωσα την ομιλία και έφευγε ό κόσμος από το χώρο όπου έγινε ή ομιλία, ξαφνικά άρχισε να γίνεται ένας μεγάλος σαματάς. Ήρθαν κάποιες κυρίες τότε και με ενημέρωσαν ότι κάποια μεγαλοκυρία είχε δαιμονιστεί. Φώναζε και ούρλιαζε ή δαιμονισμένη λέγοντας λόγια για μένα:

Με φανέρωσε αυτός ό άνθρωπος, με έβγαλε στη φόρα. Τί γυρεύει εδώ στον Καναδά; Ήρθε να πάρει τούς δικούς μου, τούς οποίους είχα καλά δεμένους. Θα του κάνω κακό και θα τον εκδικηθώ και πολλά άλλα παρόμοια έλεγε ή δαιμονισμένη.

Την μετέφεραν σέ ένα δωμάτιο. Και μόλις λίγο ηρέμησε, πήγα και την συνάντησα. Είχε κλειστά τα μάτια και έτρεμε σαν το ψάρι. Κατά το χρέος μου άνοιξα το Ευχολόγιο, φόρεσα το πετραχήλι μου και της διάβασα τις ευχές του Μεγάλου Βασιλείου και όταν τελείωσα, άνοιξε τα μάτια, σταμάτησε να τρέμει και με λέει:

Πάτερ, θέλω να εξομολογηθώ! Πράγματι την εξομολόγησα. Ή κοπέλα αυτή είχε δαιμόνιο για πολλά χρόνια, αλλά δεν είχε εκδηλωθεί μέσα της. Κοινωνούσε, εκκλησιαζόταν κανονικά, αλλά δεν γνώριζε oτι ήταν δαιμονισμένη.

Με αφορμή όμως εκείνη την ομιλία πού είχα κάνει εκδηλώθηκε το δαιμόνιο πού είχε.
Πολλοί πού ήταν παρόντες στο σκηνικό με την δαιμονισμένη, ωφελήθηκαν πολύ και άνθρωποι πού δεν πίστευαν στα δαιμόνια και στον διάβολο, πίστεψαν στην ύπαρξη των πονηρών πνευμάτων από το περιστατικό αυτό.

Το περιστατικό απλώθηκε πολύ γρήγορα στην ευρύτερη περιοχή και με πήραν τηλέφωνο και από τις Η.Π.Α να πάω και εκεί στην ομογένεια να τούς μιλήσω και να τούς εξομολογήσω. Έτσι με τη Χάρη του Θεού πήγα και σέ εκείνους τούς ανθρώπους και βοηθήθηκαν και εκείνοι”.

Πηγή:

Ο Θεός Είναι Μαζί μας, Εμείς Είμαστε Μαζί Του;

εκδ. Ορθόδοξη Κυψέλη

Θεσσαλονίκη 2015

 

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USA OF MY HEART

LINKS JOURNEY

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Vashon Monks

╰⊰¸¸.•¨*

All-Merciful Saviour Monastery on Vashon Island, 

Washington, USA

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9933 SW 268th St, Vashon, WA 98070, USA

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Η ΠΡΟΣΕΥΧΗ – ΚΟΜΠΟΣΧΟΙΝΙ: ΠΟΜΠΟΣ ΑΣΥΡΜΑΤΟΥ ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* ΑΡΧΙΜ. ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ ΚΩΣΤΩΦ

http://orthodoksa-istologia.blogspot.com

ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΑ ΙΣΤΟΛΟΓΙΑ

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Ἀρχιμ. Ἰωάννου Κωστώφ

Η ΠΡΟΣΕΥΧΗ

Κομποσχοίνι: Πομπός Ἀσυρμάτου

ἐκδ. Ἅγ. Ἰωάννης ὁ Δαμασκηνός

Σταμάτα  2012

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(2108220542 – 6978461846)

TRUTH TARGET

Πηγή:

http://www.truthtarget.gr

http://www.truthtarget.gr/books/29-pray.html

TRUTH TARGET – ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΗ ΑΠΟΛΟΓΗΤΙΚΗ

Ὁ Arthur Koestler, γνωστός συγγραφέας, ἔγραψε, τήν πιό ἐπιτυχημένη, νομίζω, σκέψι γιά τήν προσευχή: Ὁ Θεός «ξέχασε» νά βάλη τό ἀκουστικό στή θέσι του. Ἡ τηλεφωνική ἐγκατάστασι τοῦ οὐρανοῦ δέν καταρρέει ποτέ. Ὅποτε θέλει ὁ πιστός, ἀνοίγει τήν καρδιά καί τό στόμα του καί ὁ Θεός εἶναι στό ἄλλο ἄκρο τῆς γραμμῆς.

Γράφει ὁ Ἅγ. Ἰωάννης τῆς Κλίμακος: «Πάλευε συνεχῶς νά συγκεντρώνης τό νοῦ σου πού σκορπίζεται σέ ρεμβασμούς. Ὁ Θεός δέν ζητᾶ ἀπό τούς ὑποτακτικούς τοῦ Κοινοβίου Continue reading Η ΠΡΟΣΕΥΧΗ – ΚΟΜΠΟΣΧΟΙΝΙ: ΠΟΜΠΟΣ ΑΣΥΡΜΑΤΟΥ ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* ΑΡΧΙΜ. ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ ΚΩΣΤΩΦ

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AMERICA OF MY HEART

USA OF MY HEART

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Orthodox in Dixie

Eastern Orthodox Church in South Carolina, USA

ΙΝΔΙΑ: ΕΝΑΣ ΑΥΣΤΡΑΛΟΣ ΟΔΗΓΕΙΤΑΙ ΑΠΟ ΤΟΝ ΙΝΔΟΥΪΣΜΟ ΣΤΗΝ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΙΑ ΜΕΣΩ ΤΗΣ ΓΕΡΟΝΤΙΣΣΑΣ ΓΑΒΡΙΗΛΙΑΣ – VIDEO

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ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΑ ΙΣΤΟΛΟΓΙΑ

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Ινδία: Ένας Αυστραλός οδηγείται από τον Ινδουΐσμό στην Ορθοδοξία

μέσω της Γερόντισσας Γαβριηλίας

PDF Books & Quotes of Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Greece (+1994) in 13 Languages

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ORTHODOX HEART SITES

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PDF Books & Quotes

of Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Greece (+1994)

in 13 Languages

Source:

http://paisiosekklisaki.blogspot.com

English Books:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXeGg5OGRvU21Sbmc
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXMVVDZW9FSzhVUjA
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXQV9VWFNpUkVITE0
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXQzJqdVlzSHpqTjg

Albanian Books:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXcnJ6RkpmSS1kbGc
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXOFg1S2Flei16UGM

Arabic Books:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXd0tRdGMzWGsxd0E

Bulgarian Books:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXeko0b1NOSFRsYzg
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXcGptdTRWZGlkdW8
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXc1k3RXEtZC1iQkk
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXaWdITVpyRDA0Nzg

French Books:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXYml1Sy1iMk1JMm8
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXRkxRbzVSZXY0SVU
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXNXdyYlNMT1RjUkk
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXVm5iS2JMU0liZVU
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXTllPX3hOUmxFbXc
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXaTluSnNtbGprd0E
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXOEhGQkZsXzdqNTg
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXVW5tcnRtNjdtc2M
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXOVY2VGRVcE5jNlU
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXcVEyN2hQY3ZtMUE

German Books:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXbHpoTnpkTjZVeGM
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXOTZ6TjIxd215dUk
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXVzNvMVZGWDFqLVE
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXWGNZUXBETUdLaDQ
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXRlF6RWd3Y21aczA
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXQmkzMmhTUlZYNms
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXMi01TXZCVXY3aDg
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXYW9kNmNqR01pNXM
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXSEkxcVhrZDV2UjQ
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXcE1uS2xjTF9WOEk
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXTDBvdWpZaDNsVUk
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXYV8tOU9HYzhSVkU
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXRUpRWXlRbmlIbDQ

Greek Books:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXcnRIY1U1YlIzSEE
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXakhyWXRKaWZ2UnM

Spanish Books:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXSU9tVUVMM2tTcGc
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXaUt5ZHpLY3VNVFk
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXSGJQSURsWUlKbWs

Italian Books:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXRHZyOWRLYnc4Z3c
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXVERpWkZMSl9iam8
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXb2VFNGZiQ2l0c3M
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXSXFoRnJQbDIzRkk
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXcXFjdGg2Szk1ZzA
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXOHNJSkJsdkZFbGc
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXdVlPd0lGY1IxUDA
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXdG03Z0E4akpNMkU
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXNGdyVktud25Lejg
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXMDlMcFh5SjNiNUE
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXQ1FiM1NUSlg5Vnc
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXdnFyY0w5d1g2LU0
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXaTlIMEtLX0prOU0
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXQkJHZXJ0NVNtWU0
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXS21fMkpWWTY2dm8
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXRmhtamhOVUdia2M
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXM3R6RVpTaUVJT0U

Persian Books:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXWHctR2xPVHdvSDA

Russian Books:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXSFI5cnRDcTdXRUk
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXUnpPeEY2djVScFE
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXRS1Sb2JNYjZGQ00
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXc2hyZ0pmMFJpNzA
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXbG8zYlJuOUNmdDQ
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXMkFFcmlxNFI1REk
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXQ1VKRE5xSTF0aDQ
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXc2JMaU9tWERZSTQ
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXeUk4RFBrTDQtbGc
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXX2dkTmNndVdSSzA
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXc25hVWVYNDNRbjg

Serbian Books:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXZ1BPejkyZ0dWd1U
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXSHJFVkN3OGcyTWM
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXaVlIbzVhYzEwU2c
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXY1JzT0IxRnlleXc
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXVjVMZDVuaEVfZVE

Turkish Books:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXRlJIVGtJTlFuYWM
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXdVBkZVVHN3VQTG8
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXeVV4SGUzcnRwSjA
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXUjBRVW16eXctbDA
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXeTEzMVh1TjFHZzQ
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXUjV2R253c25nNjQ

Fear knocked, faith answered, and no one was there! (Anonymous)

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EX 2×2 LETTERS FROM GREECE

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Fear knocked, faith answered, and no one was there! (Anonymous)

Ο ΦΟΒΟΣ ΧΤΥΠΗΣΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΟΡΤΑ, Η ΠΙΣΤΗ ΠΗΓΕ ΝΑ ΑΝΟΙΞΕΙ… ΔΕΝ ΗΤΑΝ ΚΑΝΕΝΑΣ! (ΑΝΩΝΥΜΟΣ)

http://orthodox-heart.blogspot.com

ORTHODOX HEART

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Ο φόβος χτύπησε την πόρτα, η πίστη πήγε να ανοίξει… δεν ήταν κανένας! (Ανώνυμος)

 

Saint Paisios of Mount Athos in Greece (+1994) & the young George the Tibetan Buddhist monk

http://saintsofmyheart.wordpress.com

SAINTS OF MY HEART

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Saint Paisios of Mount Athos in Greece (+1994)

& the young George the Tibetan Buddhist monk

Source:

http://www.orthodoxpath.org

http://www.orthodoxpath.org/saints-and-elders-witnesses/elder-paisios-young-george-far-east/

ORTHODOX PATH

George, a young man of sixteen or seventeen, came to Mount Athos in Greece to go from one monastery to another. Though Greek by blood, he had been raised abroad from early childhood among Tibetan Buddhist monks in their monastery. He had made a great deal of progress in meditation, and he had become an accomplished sorcerer, able to summon any demon he wanted. He was also an expert in the martial arts. Using the power of Satan, he Continue reading Saint Paisios of Mount Athos in Greece (+1994) & the young George the Tibetan Buddhist monk

ΑΓΙΟΣ ΒΑΛΕΝΤΙΝΟΣ, ΕΝΑΣ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΟΣ ΑΓΙΟΣ (+269) – 14 ΦΕΒΡΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ, 19 ΙΑΝΟΥΡΙΟΥ & 5 ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* ΣΤΑ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΑ ΑΝΑΦΕΡΕΤΑΙ & ΣΤΙΣ 19 ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ – ΑΝΑΚΗΡΥΧΘΗΚΕ ΕΠΙΣΗΜΑ ΑΓΙΟΣ ΑΠΟ ΤΟΝ ΑΓΙΟ ΓΕΛΑΣΙΟ ΠΑΠΑ ΡΩΜΗΣ

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SYNAXARION-HAGIOLOGY

ROMAN CATHOLICS MET ORTHODOXY

ORTHODOX SAINT VALENTINE

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Άγιος Βαλεντίνος, ένας Ορθόδοξος Άγιος (+269)

Επιμέλεια κειμένου

Άβελ-Αναστάσιος Γκιουζέλης

http://gkiouzelis.wordpress.com

ORTHODOX HEART SITES

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http://orthodoxsaintvalentine.wordpresss.com

Άγιος Βαλεντίνος της Ρώμης, ένας Ορθόδοξος Άγιος

(14 Φεβρουαρίου, 19 Ιανουαρίου & 5 Ιουλίου, +269)

Η λεγόμενη “γιορτή των ερωτευμένων” έχει θεσπιστεί από κοσμικούς ανθρώπους και προσβάλει τον Άγιο. Δεν παύει όμως ο Άγιος να είναι προστάτης όσων θέλουν να παντρευτούν με Ορθόδοξο Γάμο. Όταν ο Ἀγιος ήταν εν ζωή, ο αυτοκράτορας είχε απαγορέψει να παντρεύονται οι στρατιώτες και όσοι δεν είχαν παει στρατό και έτσι οι Χριστιανοί νέοι είχαν πρόβλημα. Αλλά ο Άγιος Βαλεντίνος τους πάντρευε κρυφά και έτσι τον συνέλλαβαν και μαρτύρησε.

Ο Άγιος Βαλεντίνος στα συναξάρια της Ελλάδας και της Ανατολής μνημονεύεται μαζί με τους συμμάρτυρές του στις 19 Ιανουαρίου και στις 5 Ιουλίου! Οι συμμάρτυρές του είναι ο Αγιος Μάριος ο Πέρσης, η σύζυγός του Μάρθα, οι υιοί τους Αββακούμ και Αυδιφάξ και οι μάρτυρες Κρισπίνος και Αστέριος.

Μαρτύρησαν όλοι μαζί το 269 μαζί με τον Αγιο Ιερομάρτυρα Βαλεντίνο ο οποίος είναι Ορθόδοξος Άγιος επειδή μαρτύρησε πριν το σχισμα των Ρωμαιοκαθολικών το οποίο έγινε το 1054.

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Η ζωή του Αγίου Βαλεντίνου

Ημέρες εορτής:

14 Φεβρουαρίου, 19 Ιανουαρίου & 5 Ιουλίου (+269)

╰⊰¸¸.•¨*

Ο Ἀγιος Βαλεντίνος είναι ένας Ορθόδοξος Άγιος διότι μαρτύρησε το 269

πρίν το σχίσμα των Ρωμαιοκαθολικών (1054)

Τα αρχαία Μαρτυρολόγια της Εκκλησίας της Ρώμης σημειώνουν τη 14η Φεβρουαρίου ως ημέρα μνήμης του «μάρτυρος Βαλεντίνου, πρεσβυτέρου Ρώμης» (Valentinus = σθεναρός στα λατινικά). Δυστυχώς τα ιστορικά στοιχεία που έχουμε για τον άγιο είναι ελλιπή.

Το Μαρτύριο του Αγίου Βαλεντίνου στη Ρώμη

Ο Άγιος Βαλεντίνος έζησε στη Ρώμη τον 3ο αιώνα και ήταν ιερέας ο οποίος μάζι με τον Άγιο Μάριο και την οικογένεια του Αγίου Μαρίου και άλλους Χριστιανούς βοηθούσαν τους μάρτυρες κατά τη διάρκεια των διωγμών από τον αυτοκράτορα Κλαύδιο Β’ το Γότθο. Η μεγάλη αρετή και η κατηχητική Continue reading ΑΓΙΟΣ ΒΑΛΕΝΤΙΝΟΣ, ΕΝΑΣ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΟΣ ΑΓΙΟΣ (+269) – 14 ΦΕΒΡΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ, 19 ΙΑΝΟΥΡΙΟΥ & 5 ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* ΣΤΑ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΑ ΑΝΑΦΕΡΕΤΑΙ & ΣΤΙΣ 19 ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ – ΑΝΑΚΗΡΥΧΘΗΚΕ ΕΠΙΣΗΜΑ ΑΓΙΟΣ ΑΠΟ ΤΟΝ ΑΓΙΟ ΓΕΛΑΣΙΟ ΠΑΠΑ ΡΩΜΗΣ

Kaart met alle orthodoxe kerken en kapellen in Nederland ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Dutch

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EDELWEISS OF MY HEART

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http://www.orthodoxen.nl/kerken.php

Kaart met alle orthodoxe kerken en kapellen in Nederland


AMERSFOORT

Heilige Cornelius de Honderdman : www.orthodox-amersfoort.nl         facebook
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ARNHEM
HH. Basilius de Grote en Ludger: http://parohiaarnhem.freewb.ro
Moeder Gods Bescherming: http://www.orthodox-arnhem.nl/index-nl.html

AMSTERDAM
H. Katharina – zie website www.orthodoxekerk.net         facebook
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ASTEN
Klooster van de Geboorte van de Moeder Gods: www.orthodoxasten.nl

BREDA
Heilige Myrondraagsters: www.orthodoxekerkbreda.nl         facebook
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DEVENTER
Heilige Eersttronende Apostelen Petrus en Paulus: http://petrusenpaulus.eu         facebook

EINDHOVEN
Heilige Nektarios van Egina: www.orthodox-eindhoven.nl
Sf. Cuvioasa Parascheva van Iaşi: www.biserica-eindhoven.nl

EMMER-COMPASCUUM

Geboorte van de Alheilige Moeder Gods: www.pravoslavlje.nl

GOES
Heilige Grootmartelares Anastasia: www.bisericazeeland.nl         facebook

GORINCHEM

Heilige Maximos de Belijder: https://orthodox-gorinchem.blogspot.nl

GRONINGEN

Heilige Transfiguratie: www.orthodoxekerkgroningen.nl         facebook
Heilige Apostel en Evangelist Johannes: www.bisericagroningen.nl

DEN HAAG
Heilige Joannes de Doper: www.johannesdevoorloper.nl/
Heilige Maria Magdalena: www.rus-kerkdenhaag.nl
Heilige Eerbiedwaardige Païsiï Hilendarski en de Heilige Aartsengelen Michaël en Gabriël:
www.bgorthodoxekerk.nl
H.Bonifatius en H.Xenia van St. Petersburg: www.orthodoxdenhaag.nl

HEMELUM
Heilige Nikolaas de Wonderdoener: www.kloosterhemelum.nl

ST. HUBERT
Heilige Profeet Elias: www.eliasklooster.nl

KOLLUMERPOMP
Heilige Panteleimon: www.orthodoxfriesland.nl         facebook

LEEUWARDEN
parochie: http://kloosterhemelum.nl/nl/diensten/diensten-in-leeuwarden

MAASTRICHT
H. Johannes Chrysostomos en Servatios: www.destem-maastricht.nl         facebook
Missie van de H. Apostel Thomas : www.facebook.com/OBHeiligeApostelThomas         facebook

NIJMEGEN
Heilige Theophano: zie website www.orthodoxekerk.net
Heilige Sava: www.spc-nijmegen.nl
Hl. Tichon, patriarch van Moskou: http://www.orthodox-nijmegen.nl/

ROTTERDAM

H. Rechtgelovige Grootvorst Alexander Nevskij: www.ruskerk.nl         facebook
Heilige Drie-eenheid: http://svetatrojicaroterdam.com/
Heilige Nikolaos: www.agiosnikolaos.nl

SCHIEDAM
Heilige Gregorios de Theoloog : www.biserica.nl

TILBURG
Heilige Porfirius: http://orthodox-tilburg.nl

UTRECHT
Verkondiging aan de Moeder Gods : www.orthodox-utrecht.nl
Heilige Simeon de Myronvloeiende: www.pravoslavlje.nl

VIANEN-EVERDINGEN
HH. Constantijn en Helena: www.biserica.nl

VLISSINGEN
Heilige Grootvorst Lazarus van Servië: www.orthodoxekerkvlissingen.com/

ZAANDAM
Heilige Nikolaas van Myra: http://pravoslavna-crkva-nl.xl.rs/

 

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ARIZONA OF MY HEART

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Το Ευαγγέλιο που μάτωσε στην Arizona των ΗΠΑ

& η ανάπηρη που περπάτησε

A Ortodoxia – Em Fé Ortodoxa – Bispo Alexander ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Portuguese

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PORTUGAL OF MY HEART

ROMAN CATHOLICS OF MY HEART

LATIN AMERICA OF MY HEART

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A Ortodoxia

 Em Fé Ortodoxa – Bispo Alexander

Fonte:

http://www.fatheralexander.org

http://ww.fatheralexander.org/page23.htm

http://www.fatheralexander.org/booklets/portuguese/a_ortodoxia.htm

EM FÉ ORTODOXA – BISPO ALEXANDER

É a autêntica religião cristã pregada pelo Nosso Senhor Jesus Cristo, transmitida pelos Apóstolos aos seus sucessores e aos fiéis e preservada zelosamente na sua pureza pela Igreja Ortodoxa através dos séculos.

É a doutrina certa e justa, compreendida, sem reduções nem acréscimos, nas Sagradas Escrituras, na Tradição e nos Sete Concílios Ecuménicos.

É a doutrina ensinada e pregada pela Igreja Ortodoxa para glorificar a Deus e salvar as Continue reading A Ortodoxia – Em Fé Ortodoxa – Bispo Alexander ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Portuguese

Ο ΑΓΙΟΣ ΣΙΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΑΣ & ΤΑ ΑΓΡΙΑ ΘΗΡΙΑ – ΕΚΤΟΣ ΑΙΩΝΑΣ

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ANIMALS OF MY HEART

SAINT NINA & GEORGIA OF MY HEART

SAINTS OF MY HEART

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Continue reading Ο ΑΓΙΟΣ ΣΙΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΑΣ & ΤΑ ΑΓΡΙΑ ΘΗΡΙΑ – ΕΚΤΟΣ ΑΙΩΝΑΣ

Robert Arakaki, Hawaii, USA: From Unchurched Hawaiian to Local Orthodox

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USA OF MY HEART

NATIVE AMERICANS OF MY HEART

HAWAII OF MY HEART

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Robert Arakaki, Hawaii, USA:

From Unchurched Hawaiian to Local Orthodox

http://journeytoorthodoxy.comHERE

JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

I grew up unchurched. I became a Christian in high school through reading the Living Bible. I was active in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at the University of Hawaii. My home church was Kalihi Union Church (KUC), a fine evangelical congregation that was part of the United Church of Christ (UCC).

I was deeply troubled by the UCC’s liberal theology and wanted to help it return to its biblical roots. This led me to study at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary for the Continue reading Robert Arakaki, Hawaii, USA: From Unchurched Hawaiian to Local Orthodox

ΕΚΠΟΜΠΗ 20: Ο ΤΡΙΑΔΙΚΟΣ ΘΕΟΣ ΜΑΣ – ΕΜΠΕΙΡΙΕΣ ΚΑΤΑ ΤΗΝ ΘΕΙΑ ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΑ ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* ORTHODOX HEART

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ORTHODO HEART

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Εκπομπή 20: Ο Τριαδικός Θεός μας – Εμπειρίες κατά την Θεία Λειτουργία

╰⊰¸¸.•¨* ORTHODOX HEART

Confession: The Healing Sacrament – By Jim Forest, USA & the Netherlands

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HOLY CONFESSION OF YOUR HEART

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Confession: The Healing Sacrament

by

Jim Forest, USA & the Netherlands

Source:

http://www.antiochian.org

http://www.antiochian.org/content/confession-healing-sacrament

A young monk said to the great ascetic Abba Sisoes: “Abba, what should I do? I fell.” The elder answered: “Get up!” The monk said: “I got up and I fell again!” The elder replied: “Get up again!” But the young monk asked: “For how long should I get up when I fall?” “Until your death,” answered Abba Sisoes. —Sayings of the Desert Fathers

“When I went to my first confession,” a friend told me, “tears took the place of the sins I meant to utter. The priest simply told me that it wasn’t necessary to enumerate everything and that it was just vanity to suppose that our personal sins are worse than Continue reading Confession: The Healing Sacrament – By Jim Forest, USA & the Netherlands

Link: Pilipinas ng aking puso – Simbahang Ortodokso Ng Silangan ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Filipino

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Pilipinas ng aking puso

Simbahang Ortodokso Ng Silangan

VIDEO: ΑΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΠΤΟΣ ΘΕΟΣ – LOUIE GIGLIO ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* ORTHODOX HEART – GOD & SCIENCE

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CREATION TRUTH ORTHODOXY

EARTH AGE 10000 YEARS OLD

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Απερίγραπτος Θεός – Louie Giglio

╰⊰¸¸.•¨*

ORTHODOX HEART – GOD & SCIENCE

Video: The Sound of Divine Steps in Ghana & Ivory Coast – From Protestantism to Orthodoxy

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AFRICA OF MY HEART

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The Sound of Divine Steps in Ghana & Ivory Coast

From Protestantism to Orthodoxy

Saint Porphyrios of Kafsokalivia & Athens, Greece (+1991) & his wild birds

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ATHENS OF MY HEART

SAINTS OF MY HEART

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Saint Porphyrios of Kafsokalivia & Athens, Greece (+1991)

December 2

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Saint Porphyrios

of Kafsokalivia & Athens, Greece (+1991)

& his wild birds

Saint Porphyrios was born Evangelos Bairaktaris in the village of Aghios Ioannis in the province of Karystia on the Greek island of Euboea (mod. Evia). The youngest of four, he left school after the first grade and worked in the town of Chalkida at a shop to make money for the family. He was a hard and obedient worker, and stayed there for a few years before moving to Piraeus on the mainland (it is Athens’ port) and working in a general Continue reading Saint Porphyrios of Kafsokalivia & Athens, Greece (+1991) & his wild birds

ΑΓΙΟΙ: Η ΟΙΚΟΓΕΝΙΑ ΜΑΣ – ΑΡΧΙΜ. ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ ΚΩΣΤΩΦ

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ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΟΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ ΚΕΛΤΩΝ ΑΓΙΩΝ

& ΠΑΝΤΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΑΓΙΩΝ

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Άγιοι: Οι Οικογένιά μας – Αρχιμ. Ιωάννης Κωστώφ

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ΑΓΙΟΣ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ Ο ΔΑΜΑΣΚΗΝΟΣ

Εἶναι πολύ ὡραῖο πρᾶγμα νά γνωρίζης τήν οἰκογένειά σου κι αὐτή νά σέ περιβάλλη μέ ἀγάπη καί νά σέ ἐνισχύη. Ἀπό τήν ἄλλη, εἶναι ὀδυνηρό νά εἶσαι ὀρφανός κι, ἀκόμη χειρότερο, τό νά βρίσκεσαι σέ ἀνάγκη, νά ἔχης συγγενεῖς, ἀλλά νά μήν τό γνωρίζης. Σέ ποιόν ν᾽ ἀπευθυνθῆς τότε; Οἱ Ψευδομάρτυρες τοῦ Ἰεχωβᾶ καί οἱ Προτεστάντες οἰκειοθελῶς ἀρνοῦνται τή βοήθεια τῶν μεγαλυτέρων ἀδελφῶν τους, τῶν Ἁγίων καί μάλιστα διατείνονται ὅτι αὐτό εἶναι καί ἡ θέλησι τοῦ Πατέρα τους, τοῦ Θεοῦ. Στίς Continue reading ΑΓΙΟΙ: Η ΟΙΚΟΓΕΝΙΑ ΜΑΣ – ΑΡΧΙΜ. ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ ΚΩΣΤΩΦ

2 Orthodox Parishes in Wales, UK: Swansea & Cardiff

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GREAT BRITAIN OF MY HEART

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2 Orthodox Parishes in Wales, UK:

Swansea, Cardiff

Orthodox Christian Contact, Wales & The Orthodox Community of St Zachariah and St Elizabeth, Swansea, Wales

Kazan’ Icon of The Mother of God Church in Cardiff, Wales

Ο ΑΓΙΟΣ ΠΑΪΣΙΟΣ Ο ΑΓΙΟΡΕΙΤΗΣ ΣΥΖΗΤΑΕΙ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΘΕΟΤΟΚΟ ΜΕ ΕΝΑΝ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΟ ΠΡΟΤΕΣΤΑΝΤΗ ΠΑΣΤΟΡΑ

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AUSTRALIA & SAINT PAISIOS OF MY HEART

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Γράφει καί ὁ π. Ἀθανάσιος Σιμωνοπετρίτης:

«Θυμᾶμαι χαρακτηριστικά μία περίπτωσι ἑνός ἑλληνομαθοῦς πάστορος Γερμανοῦ ὁ ὁποῖος εἶχε σπουδάσει στή Θεσσαλονίκη. Ὁ ἄνθρωπος πάρα πολύ σκανδαλιζόταν γιατί τιμοῦμε τήν Παναγία μας. Ἀφοῦ τόν κέρασε ὁ π. Παΐσιος, τόν ρώτησε:

Continue reading Ο ΑΓΙΟΣ ΠΑΪΣΙΟΣ Ο ΑΓΙΟΡΕΙΤΗΣ ΣΥΖΗΤΑΕΙ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΘΕΟΤΟΚΟ ΜΕ ΕΝΑΝ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΟ ΠΡΟΤΕΣΤΑΝΤΗ ΠΑΣΤΟΡΑ

СО­БОР СВЯ­ТЫХ СЕ­МИ­ДЕ­СЯ­ТИ АПО­СТО­ЛОВ ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Russian

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RUSSIA OF MY HEART

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СО­БОР СВЯ­ТЫХ СЕ­МИ­ДЕ­СЯ­ТИ АПО­СТО­ЛОВ

Со­бор свя­тых се­ми­де­ся­ти апо­сто­лов был уста­нов­лен Пра­во­слав­ной Цер­ко­вью для то­го, чтобы по­ка­зать рав­но­че­стие каж­до­го из се­ми­де­ся­ти и тем са­мым предот­вра­тить раз­но­гла­сия в по­чи­та­нии их. Они бы­ли из­бра­ны Гос­по­дом Иису­сом Хри­стом, чтобы бла­го­вест­во­вать Еван­ге­лие Continue reading СО­БОР СВЯ­ТЫХ СЕ­МИ­ДЕ­СЯ­ТИ АПО­СТО­ЛОВ ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Russian

About Yoga – Journey to Orthodoxy

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WHAT ABOUT YOGA?

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About Yoga

Journey to Orthodoxy

Fr. Philip Silouan Thompson, USA: Moving East – From Roman Catholicism & Protestantism to Orthodoxy

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ROMAN CATHOLICS MET ORTHODOXY

USA OF MY HEART

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Walla Walla, Washington, USA

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Moving East

by Philip Silouan Thompson

Sources:

http://journeytoorthodoxy.comHERE

JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

Fr. Phil Thompson is the author of the Silouan blog, an excellent site for information. He is also a well known iconographer in North American Orthodoxy, and this, his story, was taken from his own website http://silouanthompson.net

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon every soul, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common… Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:42-47)

When I became a Christian in 1980, I was living with a Roman Catholic family and Continue reading Fr. Philip Silouan Thompson, USA: Moving East – From Roman Catholicism & Protestantism to Orthodoxy

Η ΠΟΡΕΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΑΜΕΡΙΚΑΝΟΥ MATTHEW GALLATIN ΑΠΟ ΤΟΝ ΠΡΟΤΕΣΤΑΝΤΙΣΜΟ ΣΤΗΝ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΙΑ

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USA OF MY HEART

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Θά παρακολουθήσουμε τήν πορεία τοῦ Αμερικανού Matthew Gallatin πρός τήν Ὀρθοδοξία:

«Στά 23 μου χρόνια βρέθηκα νά ἐργάζωμαι, ὄντας λαϊκός, ὡς βοηθός τοῦ διευθυντή τῆς ἀντβεντιστικῆς νεολαίας τῆς εὐρύτερης περιοχῆς μίας μεγάλης πόλεως. Μέ τήν ἰδιότητα αὐτή δίδασκα στήν τάξι τῶν νέων μιᾶς ἀπ’ τίς τοπικές ἐκκλησίες κάθε Σάββατο πρωΐ.

Ἕνα Σάββατο, νωρίς τό πρωΐ, προετοίμαζα μία σέ βάθος μελέτη κάποιου δογματικοῦ ζητήματος. Καθώς μελετοῦσα προσεκτικά ἕνα θέμα προσπαθώντας νά βρῶ κάποιο τρόπο νά τό ἐξηγήσω σέ μία ὁμάδα ἐφήβων, ἕνα ἐρώτημα ξέσπασε μέσα στήν ψυχή μου. Ἀπρόβλεπτα καί τόσο εὐκρινῶς σάν κάποιος νά μοῦ μιλοῦσε, ἦλθε τό ἐρώτημα: Γνωρίζεις τί πιστεύεις;

Φυσικά! , ἀπάντησα δυνατά. Θυμᾶμαι ὅτι ταράχθηκα μ’ αὐτή μου τήν ἀντίδρασι. Αὐτή τήν ἀπάντησι ἀπαιτοῦσε πάντως τό ἐρώτημα. Ἐξίσου αἰφνιδιαστικά ἡ ἴδια φωνή μοῦ ἀποκρίθηκε: Ναί! Γνωρίζεις τί πιστεύεις. Εἶναι, ὅμως, ἡ ἀλήθεια;

Μπορῶ ἀκόμη νά θυμηθῶ πῶς ἐκεῖνα τά λόγια ἀντήχησαν στό μυαλό μου. Ἀπείρως, ὅμως, πιό δυνατή ἀπ’ τά λόγια αὐτά ἦταν ἡ ὄμορφη, ἀπό καιρό λησμονημένη παρουσία, ἡ ὁποία μέ περιέβαλε ἐκείνη τή Continue reading Η ΠΟΡΕΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΑΜΕΡΙΚΑΝΟΥ MATTHEW GALLATIN ΑΠΟ ΤΟΝ ΠΡΟΤΕΣΤΑΝΤΙΣΜΟ ΣΤΗΝ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΙΑ

PERCHÉ ABBANDONAI LA CHIESA CATTOLICA ROMANA – SAN PAOLO BALLESTER CONVALIER, MARTIRE IN MESSICO (+1984) – Italian

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ROMAN CATHOLICS MET ORTHODOXY

ITALY OF MY HEART

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PAUL FR. BALLESTER CONVALIER (+1984)

PERCHÉ ABBANDONAI LA CHIESA CATTOLICA ROMANA

“Sempre pronti a rispondere a vostra difesa a chiunque vi domanda ragione della speranza ch’è in voi” (I Pietro 3, 15)

ATENE 1954
TRADUZIONE DAL GRECO

IC XC
NI KA

NAPOLI

PRESSO LA CHIESA DEI SS. PIETRO E PAOLO DEI NAZIONALI ELLENI

1955

AL NASCENTE MOVIMENTO

ORTODOSSO ITALIANO DEDICO

† A. B. K.

INVECE DI PREMESSA

Nell’ottobre dell’anno scorso 1954 è sorto a Catania ed a Firenze, promosso da Italiani di puro sangue, un movimento che mira non ad un Cattolicesimo riformato, ma addirittura ad un ritorno completo e sincero alle origini, cioè alla genuina Chiesa Cristiana esistente prima del funesto grande scisma tra Oriente ed Occidente consumato dal Papa Urbano II nell’anno 1098 nel Sinodo di Bari da lui ivi convocato. I pionieri di tale movimento hanno trovato tale Chiesa primitiva nella Chiesa Ortodossa Cristiana che è infatti l’unica genuina continuatrice della Chiesa fondata da Gesù Cristo e divulgata dai SS. Apostoli.
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ВО ВЬЕТНАМЕ ПРОШЛО ПАСХАЛЬНОЕ БОГОСЛУЖЕНИЕ – Russian

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RUSSIA OF MY HEART

VIETNAM OF MY HEART

LINKS JOURNEY

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ВО ВЬЕТНАМЕ ПРОШЛО ПАСХАЛЬНОЕ БОГОСЛУЖЕНИЕ

В В приморском городе Вунгтау (Вьетнам) было совершено Пасхальное богослужение, которое возглавил исполняющий обязанности секретаря Отдела внешних церковных связей Московского Патриархата по делам дальнего зарубежья священник Сергий Звонарев, специально прибывший с этой целью по просьбе местной православной общины – русского православного прихода в честь Казанской иконы Божией Матери.

Богослужение Пасхи, как и предваряющие его службы Страстной седмицы, были совершены в культурном центре микрорайона российских специалистов СП «Вьетсовпетро», временно оборудованном под храм.

В Великую субботу при стечении верующих было совершено освящение куличей, в том числе подготовленных работниками местной пекарни.

По сложившейся традиции многочисленный крестный ход прошел по территории микрорайона.

За ночным богослужением молились сотрудники «Вьетсовпетро» и члены их семей, соотечественники, проживающие в городе Вунгтау и в других частях страны, а также специально прибывшие на праздник гости из Ливана и Камбоджи.

По завершении Пасхальной литургии состоялась праздничная трапеза, на которой священник тепло поздравил прихожан со Светлым Воскресением Христовым, отметив важность современного православного свидетельства в отдаленных уголках мира.

Источник:

http://orthodox.cn/news/20100405vietnam_en.htm

ORTHODOXY IN CHINA

 

Holy Confession: Confidentiality

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Holy Confession: Confidentiality

 

From “Guidelines for Clergy” (Orthodox Church in America):

“The secrecy of the Mystery of Penance is considered an unquestionable rule in the entire Orthodox Church. Theologically, the need to maintain the secrecy of confession comes from the fact that the priest is only a witness before God. One could not expect a sincere and complete confession if the penitent has doubts regarding the practice of confidentiality. Betrayal of the secrecy of confession will lead to canonical punishment of the priest.

St. Nicodemus the Hagiorite exhorts the Spiritual Father to keep confessions confidential, even under strong constraining influence. The author of the Pedalion (the Rudder), states that a priest who betrays the secrecy of confession is to be deposed. The Metropolitan of Kos, Emanuel, mentions in his handbook (Exomologeteke) for confessors that the secrecy of confession is a principle without exception.”

In St. Nicodemus the Hagiorite’s Exomologitarion, he writes:

“Nothing else remains after confession, Spiritual Father, except to keep the sins you hear a secret, and to never reveal them, either by word, or by letter, or by a bodily gesture, or by any other sign, even if you are in danger of death, for that which the wise Sirach says applies to you: “Have you heard a word? Let it die with you” (Sir. 19:8); meaning, if you heard a secret word, let the word also die along with you, and do not tell it to either a friend of yours or an enemy of yours, for as long as you live. And further still, that which the Prophet Micah says: “Trust not in friends… beware of thy wife, so as not to commit anything to her” (Mic. 7:5).

For if you reveal them, firstly, you will be suspended or daresay deposed completely by the Ecclesiastical Canons, and according to political laws you will be thrown in jail for the rest of your life and have your tongue cut out. Secondly, you become a reason for more Christians not to confess, being afraid that you will reveal their sins, just as it happened during the time of Nektarios of Constantinople when the Christians did not want to confess on account of a Spiritual Father who revealed the sin of a woman. The divine Chrysostom both witnessed these things and suffered because of them on account of his trying to convince the people to confess. It is impossible for me to describe in words how much punishment this brings upon you, who are the cause of these things.”

St. John of the Ladder writes:

“At no time do we find God revealing the sins which have been confessed to Him, lest by making these public knowledge, He should impede those who would confess and so make them incurably sick.”

The Byzantine Nomocanon states, in Canon 120:

“”A spiritual father, if he reveals to anyone a sin of one who had confessed receives a penance: he shall be suspended [from serving] for three years, being able to receive Communion only once a month, and must do 100 prostrations every day.”

Source:

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ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΣ ΜΟΥΤΣΟΥΛΑΣ, ΑΣΤΥΝΟΜΙΚΟΣ (+1964) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* ΤΟ ΧΑΜΟΓΕΛΟ ΤΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ – ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΙ ΠΟΥ ΑΦΗΝΟΝΤΑΝ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΡΟΝΟΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ

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Δημήτριος Μουτσούλας (1897-1964), ἀστυνομικός. «Ἕνα πρωΐ, κατά τά τέλη τῆς Κατοχῆς, ὁπότε ἡ ζωή τῶν μισθωτῶν ἦταν ἰδιαίτερα δύσκολη, ἑτοιμαζόταν νά φύγη ἀπό τό σπίτι του γιά τήν ὑπηρεσία. Ἡ σύζυγός του τοῦ παραπονέθηκε, ὅτι δέν συζήτησαν τί θά φᾶνε. Ἐκεῖνος ἀπάντησε: “Τοῦ τά εἶπα, Μαρία μου, μήν ἀνησυχῆς. Θά δῆς τί καλά θά φᾶμε τό μεσημέρι!”. Μ᾽ αὐτά ἐννοοῦσε ὅτι τά ἀνέφερε στόν Κύριο διά τῆς προσευχῆς. Ἡ σύζυγος ἐπέμενε ὅτι δέν εἶχαν τίποτε νά μαγειρέψουν κι ἐκεῖνος τή διαβεβαίωνε ὅτι ἀφοῦ Τοῦ τά εἶπε, δέν μποροῦσε παρά Ἐκεῖνος θά ἔστελνε ὅ,τι χρειαζόταν. Μέ αὐτή τήν πίστι καί τή βεβαιότητα ἄφησε τή γυναῖκα του χωρίς χρήματα, διότι φυσικά δέν εἶχε. Σ᾽ αὐτή τήν ψυχική κατάστασι ἦταν ἐκείνη, ὅταν σέ λίγο σήμανε τό κουδούνι καί παρουσιάσθηκε ἕνας μετανάστης ἀπό τήν Ἀμερική φέρνοντας γιά τό Δ. Μουτσούλα ἕνα σημαντικό ποσό σέ δολλάρια ἀπό ἕνα πρωτεξάδελφό του γιά “χαιρετίσματα”. Περιχαρής ἡ κυρία Μουτσούλα τοῦ τηλεφώνησε γιά νά τοῦ ἀναγγείλη τό ἀπίθανο δῶρο. Ἐκεῖνος, σάν νά ἄκουε κάτι τό φυσικό καί ἀναμενόμενο, τῆς εἶπε: “Τό ἤξερα, Μαρία μου. Δέν σοῦ εἶπα ὅτι θά φᾶμε καλό φαΐ τό μεσημέρι;”».

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Ἀρχιμ. Ἰωάννου Κωστώφ,

Τό Χαμόγελο τοῦ Θεοῦ,

ἐκδ. Ἁγ. Ἰωάννης ὁ Δαμασκηνός,

Ἀθήνα 2012

Carismi e miracoli – San Paisios del Mone Athos, Grecia (+1994) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Italian

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San Paisios del Mone Athos, Grecia (+1994)

Non è possibile esaurire la lunga lista di eventi inspiegabili che hanno caratterizzato la vita e sono avvenuti dopo la morte di Paisios a causa sua.

Per dare solo una vaga idea di essi se ne farà due rapidissimi accenni tratti da testimonianze.

Al di là delle leggi naturali

Costantino Coutsoyannis racconta: “Un giorno stavo trasportando l’Anziano dal monastero della Preziosa Croce, in Calcidica, fino a Sourotì [località in cui si trova un monastero femminile]. Durante questo tragitto fummo immersi in una pioggia torrenziale al punto che, si avrebbe detto, le cataratte del cielo si fossero aperte. Al nostro arrivo le monache ci attendevano con ombrelli e mantelli da dare all’Anziano affinché non si bagnasse. Mi fecero segno di avvicinarmi il più possibile all’edificio. Ma in modo sorprendente in un istante e per un raggio di due metri attorno alla vettura la pioggia cessò di cadere mentre poco più in là c’era il diluvio. Quando l’Anziano discese e mi ebbe salutato entrando, ricominciò a piovere normalmente pure sulla vettura”.

Eventi di guarigione

“Qualche anno fa, quando il buon padre viveva ancora, caddi malata. Mi diagnosticarono un tumore. Mio figlio andò a trovare l’Anziano e gli disse che mi avrebbero condotta all’Ospedale Théageneio di Salonicco come fu. In una sala operatoria, con una rapida biopsia, mostrarono che avevo un cancro. Sei giorni dopo i medici mi dissero che se il sangue non si fermava di scendere dalla piaga mi avrebbero condotto in sala operatoria. Mio figlio tornò a vedere il buon padre che gli disse: ‘Tua madre non s’inquieti, non è nulla. I chirurghi hanno sbagliato di fare un’operazione’. Gli donò un komboskìni (=una specie di rosario) dicendogli: ‘Dallo a tua madre e dille che con questo appenderà i medici alla parete’. Il settimo giorno, quando l’Anziano era nella Santa Montagna, apparse in Ospedale! ‘Vidi l’Anziano accanto a me mentre sistemava i tubicini che drenavano il sangue. Prima del tempo di ringraziarlo sparì’. La sera giunsero i medici e constatarono che il sangue non colava più, l’incisione si era chiusa e, conseguentemente, gli esami furono tutti negativi. Non avevo bisogno né di aspirina né di chemioterapia. Più tardi, dopo la mia uscita dall’Ospedale, incontrai l’Anziano nel monastero del Venerabile Precursore e lo ringraziai d’essere giunto in Ospedale per vedermi. Egli mi rispose: ‘Bambina mia, sono venuto perché i medici ti hanno ingiustamente maltrattata’ “.

Visioni

Un altro fenomeno inspiegabile di cui fu protagonista padre Paisios e che lui stesso riferiva, furono alcune visioni. Non era oggetto solo di visioni demoniache ma, più spesso, di visioni di santi. Riportiamo solo un esempio. Paisios narrò che, in un determinato periodo, dei vescovi greci gli avevano sottoposto alcuni gravi problemi ai quali non erano riusciti trovare risposta. L’asceta non potendo aiutarli, iniziò a ricorrere alla preghiera chiedendo l’aiuto di sant’Eufemia, un’antica santa del IV secolo alla quale era devoto. Passato un certo tempo in cui chiedeva questo aiuto, un pomeriggio sentì bussare alla porta della sua casetta. Alla sua domanda chi fosse, una voce femminile risposte: “Sono io, Eufemia”. “Eufemia, chi?”, riprese l’asceta. Si fece silenzio e la visitatrice riprese a bussare. L’asceta chiese nuovamente chi fosse e gli fu risposto al medesimo modo. Ad un certo punto, il monaco vide la figura della visitatrice entrare nella sua casetta, nonostante la porta fosse rimasta chiusa. Appena Paisios si accorse che l’apparizione non era demoniaca (la santa apparsa venerò l’icona della Trinità), le chiese la soluzione ai problemi che gli erano stati posti. Poi aggiunse: “Vorrei che tu mi dicessi come hai sopportato il tuo martirio”. Al che, l’apparizione rispose: “Padre, se allora avessi saputo come sarebbe stata la vita eterna e la bellezza celeste che le anime godono nello stare vicino a Dio, onestamente avrei chiesto che il mio martirio durasse sempre, dal momento che non fu assolutamente niente in confronto dei doni della grazia di Dio!”.

Fonte:

WIKIPEDIA

 

Η ΘΕΙΑ ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΑ, Ο ΑΓΙΟΣ ΜΗΝΑΣ ΤΗΣ ΡΟΥΜΑΝΙΑΣ & ΤΑ ΠΤΗΝΑ ΤΟΥ ΟΥΡΑΝΟΥ – ΕΜΠΕΙΡΙΕΣ ΚΑΤΑ ΤΗ ΘΕΙΑ ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΑ

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Ζούσε σ’ ένα μοναστήρι της Ρουμανίας, ένας κεχαριτωμένος ιερεύς, ό πατήρ Μήνας, ό μετέπειτα Όσιος Μηνάς. Αυτός, μετά τη Θεία Λειτουργία, για να ξεκούραστη, έβγαινε στο δάσος, διότι το μο­ναστήρι ήταν μέσα σε δάση, κι εκεί έψελνε και δοξολογούσε τον Θεό με αναστάσιμα τροπάρια καίμε πολλά άλλα.
Τότε μαζεύονταν τα πουλιά του δάσους γύρω του: στο κεφαλάκι του, στους ώμους του, στα χέρια του, αυτός δε τρυφερά τα χάιδευε. Τις περισσότερες φορές, όταν ό πατήρ Μηνάς έψελνε, τα πουλιά βουβαίνονταν και τον άκουγαν.
Επειδή οι Λειτουργίες άρχιζαν νύχτα και τελείωναν με το χάραμα, ώσπου να κάνη Κατάλυσι και να ξεντυθή, ξημέρωνε, έβγαινε ό ήλιος κι έτσι έβγαινε έξω πρωί- πρωί μέσα στο δάσος και χαιρόταν τη φύση και την παρουσία των πουλιών. Κι εκεί Όλοι μαζί αινούσαν και δοξολο­γούσαν τον Θεό.
Παρατηρήθηκε, λοιπόν, στα τελευταία χρόνια της ζωής του, ότι, όταν είχαν πανηγυρική Θεία Λειτουργία και αργούσε να τελείωση, και μάλιστα αργούσε πολύ μετά την ανατολή του ηλίου, τα πουλιά μαζεύον­ταν πάνω στην ‘ Εκκλησία! Την ώρα της Μεταβολής των Τιμίων Δώρων, πού ό ιερεύς έλεγε “τα Σα εκ των Σων”, τότε όλα τα πουλιά πάνω στην Εκκλησία βουβαίνονταν! Και στο “έξαιρέτως της Παναγίας, Άχραντου…”, στα Ρουμανικά βέβαια, και ενώ ή χορωδία έψαλλε το “”Άξιον εστί”, τότε πάλι τα πουλιά άρχιζαν να κελαηδούν!'”

Παρόμοιο γεγονός μου αφηγήθηκε κάποιος πιστός, πού συνέβη και στον Ναό της Παναγίας της Εκατονταπυλιανής στην Πάρο, κατά την Θεία Λειτουργία της παραμονής των Θεοφανείων του έτους 1998.
Δεκάδες σπουργίτια και άλλα πουλιά, φτερουγίζοντας μέσα κι έξω από τον Ναό, από τα ανοικτά παράθυρα του τρούλου, κελαηδούσαν και τιτίβιζαν ζωηρά. Την ώρα, όμως, του Καθαγιασμού των Τιμίων Δώρων βουβάθηκαν και ακινητοποιήθηκαν όλα, για να ξαναρχίσουν μετά το “Έξαιρέτως της Παναγίας Άχραντου…”.

Πηγή:

π. Στέφανος Αναγνωστόπουλος

Εμπειρίες κατά τη Θεία Λειτουργία

εκδ. Γκέλμπεσης

Πειραιάς 2006

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