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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

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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

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

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)

6 mai

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!

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

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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
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Albanian Books:

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

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXYml1Sy1iMk1JMm8
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German Books:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlO0t7MOiXbHpoTnpkTjZVeGM
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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
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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
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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
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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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Fear knocked, faith answered, and no one was there! (Anonymous)

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

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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/

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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

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

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EDELWEISS OF MY HEART

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Kaart met alle orthodoxe kerken en kapellen in Nederland


AMERSFOORT

Heilige Cornelius de Honderdman : www.orthodox-amersfoort.nl         facebook
Moeder van God : http://rum-orthodox.de/gemeinden/amersfoort/         facebook

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
Heilige Maria van Egypte: www.hmvekerk.nl
Heilige Nikolaas van Myra: www.orthodox.nl         facebook
Sf. Ioan Gura de Aur: www.bisericaamsterdam.nl/nl_index.html         facebook

ASTEN
Klooster van de Geboorte van de Moeder Gods: www.orthodoxasten.nl

BREDA
Heilige Myrondraagsters: www.orthodoxekerkbreda.nl         facebook
H. Nektarios: www.svetinektarijeeginski.com

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/

 

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

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)

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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

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

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

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

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ITALY OF MY HEART

AUSTRALIA SAINT PAISIOS OF MY HEART

SAINTS OF MY HEART

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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!”.

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WIKIPEDIA

 

10 articles & videos about Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Greece (+1994) – Feast day: July 12

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AUSTRALIA & SAINT PAISIOS OF MY HEART

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Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Greece (+1994)

Feast day: July 12

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VIDEO: SAINT PAISIOS OF MOUNT ATHOS, GREECE – BY FR. PETER HEERS, USA

2013: A NEW MIRACLE OF SAINT PAISIOS (+1994) IN FLORIDA, USA & A VIDEO ABOUT HIS LIFE

ON SECULARISM – ST PAISIOS THE ATHONITE, GREECE (+1994) – VIDEO PART 1-2 ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Weekly Homily & Discussion in Toronto, Canada – Toronto Time Lapse Video

VIDEO: SAINT PAISIOS OF GREECE (+1994) ON YOGA & HINDUISM

VIDEO – SAINT PAISIOS ATHONITE, GREECE – SERMON OF METROPOLITAN NEOFYTOS OF MORFOU, CYPRUS

VIDEO – SAINT PAISIOS THE ATHONITE, GREECE (+1994) – AN INTERVIEW FROM HIS CLASSMATE LADY BEATRICE KAILATZI

VIDEO: SAINT PAISIOS OF ATHOS, GREECE, +1994 – AN ORTHODOX SAINT OF OUR TIMES – PART 1-6 – ENGLISH SUBS

AN APPEARANCE OF JESUS CHRIST TO SAINT PAISIOS (+1994) OF MOUNT ATHOS IN GREECE – JESUS CHRIST IS GOD

3 HOURS VIDEO: SAINT PAISIOS OF MOUNT ATHOS, GREECE – THE SIGNALMAN OF GOD

A MIRACLE OF THE SAINT PAISIOS (+1994) TO A WOMAN FROM CYPRUS – A ROSE HAD SPROUTED FROM THE SAND SHE HAD PLACED IN THE CONTAINER

MY NEW SITE: LINKS JOURNEY & ST BRENDAN THE NAVIGATOR

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Links Journey & St Brendan the Navigator

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Journey to Eastern Orthodox Christian Websites around the World…!

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JIM & NANCY FOREST: BECOMING ORTHODOX – FROM USA TO NETHERLANDS, FROM PROTESTANTISM TO ORTHODOXY

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USA OF MY HEART

ROMAN CATHOLICS MET ORTHODOXY

EDELWEISS OF MY HEART

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Alkmaar, Netherlands

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Jim & Nancy Forest

Alkmaar, North Holland, Netherlands

Jim is an American living in Holland since 1977

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From USA to Netherlands

From Protestantism to Orthodoxy

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Becoming Orthodox

by Jim Forest

Source:

https://jimandnancyforest.com

https://jimandnancyforest.com/2012/01/becoming-orthodox/

JIM & NANCY FOREST

I am sometimes asked how the son of atheist parents ended up not only a Christian but a member of the Orthodox Church.

In fact it wasn’t so big a leap as it sounds. For starters my parents weren’t people for whom atheism was a religion unto itself. Their atheism seemed to mainly to do with being on the Left. Their real interest was in the down-and-out — people who were being treated like beasts, underpaid or jobless, trapped in slums, without health care, etc. When I was Continue reading JIM & NANCY FOREST: BECOMING ORTHODOX – FROM USA TO NETHERLANDS, FROM PROTESTANTISM TO ORTHODOXY

ORTHODOX PILGRIMS PRAYING ON THE BEACH OF ST COLUMBA’S BAY ON IONA, SCOTLAND

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GREAT BRITAIN OF MY HEART

Isle of Iona, Scotland

Iona Island, Scotland

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Orthodox pilgrims praying

on the beach  of St Columba’s Bay on Iona Island, Scotland

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http://www.mullmonastery.com/pilgrimages/one-photograph/

This is we, the pilgrims of last summer, praying on the beach of St Columba’s Bay on Iona. When I close my eyes and think back to 2015, this is the image that captures it best: a handful of people, travelling huge distances to be here and pray for a while. I love the silence of it, the strangeness of it, I love how absorbed by prayer we were and how completely unaware of being photographed.

We took the difficult path to the Bay that morning. We had woken up very early and celebrated the Liturgy in the small chapel we improvised in the dining room. We crossed by ferry from Mull to Iona, and set out on a three hour-walk through the harsh, unpopulated heights of the island. We stopped several times to rest and take in the wild beauty of this tiny piece of earth surrounded by water. There was time to pray together, and there was time to pray alone.

We must have spent an hour or even more at the Bay. We had carried an icon of the Celtic Saints with us, which we placed it on a stone and prayed. None of us knew we were being photographed. We were simply praying, each of us trying to bring light into the story of our own life, yet somehow together.

Thank you all who have joined me last summer, and thank you all who have joined me for the longer, still ongoing pilgrimage of founding this monastery. It is not an easy walk. It sometimes gets too difficult, and we must stop for a while and pray. We are all coming from our own separate stories, yet this pilgrimage somehow connects us and makes us one.

And, as we struggle and we fall, as we take one step forward and one backwards, as we intertwine our life stories with the story of this monastery – unknown to us, it all enters God’s eternal memory, like a large, silent photograph which captures it all, so that nothing is lost and nothing is wasted.

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IRELAND OF MY HEART

IRELAND & BRITISH ISLES

GREAT BRITAIN OF MY HEART

REJOICE CELTIC SAINTS

SMILE OF IRELAND

PAINTING LEAVES

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Orthodox City Hermit

Christian Insights on Culture, Art, Literature

PARIS, FRANCE: THE CONVERSION OF A ROMAN CATHOLIC FRENCH MAN TO ORTHODOXY – MIRACLE OF SAINT XENIA OF ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

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FRANCE OF MY HEART

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Saint Xenia of St. Petersburg, Russia,

the Fool-for-Christ & Wonderworker (+1809)

Feast day: Jan 1 & Sep 11

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SYNAXARION – HAGIOLOGY

Saint Xenia of St. Petersburg, Russia, the Fool-for-Christ and Wonderworker…

We follow with an account by a resident of France, who was benefited by the Saint in our days.

A French dentist with a private clinic in Paris was injured in a car accident and had to stay in hospital for a few days.

Roman Catholic by creed, but indifferent to the faith, he watched as the patient next to him, a Russian émigré, would pray in the evenings in the ward, and would laugh behind his back.

Since the Russian’s lengthy prayers were repeated for as many days as he remained there, the dentist saw fit to make fun of the praying man, and he joked around with those from the other rooms.

After that first evening of making fun with the others, it was impossible for him to fall sleep.

Suddenly, the door to the ward opened and a woman appeared, wearing men’s clothing and holding a cane in her hand.

She was heading towards his bed. He was startled. Unknown facial features. A sweet, strange face.

“What do you want, lady? I don’t have any change. Who let you in here?”

“I came to tell you,” she said to him, as she lifted her cane, “to stop ridiculing Yuri, who is praying, because you will remain here a long time yet, and will seek his prayers….”

And indeed. Over the following days, he was diagnosed with serious cardiac insufficiency and remained three months in the hospital.

Yuri visited him at one point, and when the Frenchman revealed his vision to him, he began to tell him about St. Xenia and Orthodoxy.

Today, the Frenchman is an active member of the French Orthodox community and Baptized his newborn baby girl with the name Xenia last December, in honor of the Saint and in memory of his miraculous conversion.

SOURCE:

http://www.holytrinityrandolph.com/saint-xenia.htm

HOLY TRINITY ORTHODOX CHURCH

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ORTHODOXEN GEMEINDEN IN DEUTSCHLAND – German

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Orthodoxen Gemeinden in Deutschland

GERMANY

VIDEO: “AVE MARIA” TO SAINT MARIA SKOBTSOVA OF PARIS – SHE SAVED JEWS & MARTYRED IN GERMANY (MARCH 31, +1945)

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FRANCE OF MY HEART

SYNAXARION – HAGIOLOGY

VIDEOS OF MY HEART

For fr Plekon

She saved Jews

“Ave Maria” to Saint Maria Skobtsova of Paris

March 31, +1945

March 31, 1945 in Ravensbruck concentration camp in Germany was killed the nun St Maria Skobtsova of Paris, the woman with a heart full of love. It is believed that Mother Maria’s last act was to take the place of a Jewish woman who was being sent to death in the gas chambers, voluntarily dying in her place.

Today I sing “Ave Maria” in memory of this beautiful and courageous woman.

KLAUS KENNETH, GERMANY: BORN TO HATE, REBORN TO LOVE – FROM HIPPIES, ATHEISM, HINDUISM, BUDDHISM & PROTESTANTISM TO ORTHODOXY – ENGLISH-GREEK VIDEO)

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ATHEISTS MET ORTHODOXY

HIPPIES MET ORTHODOXY

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Klaus Kenneth, Germany: Born to Hate, Reborn to Love

From Hippies, atheism, Hinduism, Buddhism & Protestantism to Orthodoxy

(English – Greek)

ON SECULARISM – ST PAISIOS THE ATHONITE, GREECE (+1994) – VIDEO PART 1-2 ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Weekly Homily & Discussion in Toronto, Canada – Toronto Time Lapse Video

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AMERICA OF MY HEART

AUSTRALIA & ST PAISIOS OF MY HEART

LINKS JOURNEY

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St. Paisios the Athonite – On Secularism

Part 1-2

Weekly Homily & Discussion in Toronto, Canada

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St Paisios of Mount Athos, Greece (+1994)

Weekly Homily and Discussion on the recently canonized Saint Paisios of Mount Athos concerning secularism.

Took place on January 14th, 2015 at Apostle Paul Orthodox Christian Bookstore in Toronto, Canada

Tiny Toronto (Time Lapse – Tilt Shift – 4k)

VIDEO – HOW TO TIE AN ORTHODOX PRAYER ROPE

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ORTHODOXY IS LOVE

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How To Tie an Orthodox Prayer Rope

Preferably use 100% woolen yarn for knitting needles number 9.

For practice until you learn it properly, use a thick twine to solve easily in every mistake.

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ORTHODOXIE IN ALLER WELT – German

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ITALY OF MY HEART

AMERICA OF MY HEART

LATIN AMERICA OF MY HEART

EDELWEISS OF MY HEART

JAPAN OF MY HEART

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Die Orthodoxe Kirche in Finnland

 

Die Orthodoxie in Italien

  

Die orthodoxen Gläubigen in Japan bitten uns um unsere Gebete

 

Die orthodoxe Kirche in Japan

 

Die orthodoxe Kirchengemeinde zur Allerheiligsten Dreifaltigkeit in Lima

 

Die Orthodoxe Kirche auf Madagaskar

 

Die Orthodoxe Kirche auf Kuba

KELLY FAMILY – SANTA MARIA (ENGLISH & SPANISH) – VIDEO

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HEART MUSIC HEART

IRELAND OF MY HEART

SMILE OF IRELAND

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Kelly Family – Santa Maria

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English & Spanish

WHAT IS THAT? – LOVE YOUR PARENTS – VIDEO

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ORTHODOX SAINT VALENTINE

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What is that?

Love your parents

THE BEAUTY OF GREECE – TOP TIMELAPSE VIDEO BY STIAN RAKDAL

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ATHENS OF MY HEART

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The beauty of Greece

Top Timelapse Video by Stian Rakdal

The beautiful video created by Stian Rekdal presents unique landscapes of Greece.

Is there a better way to show the world how beautiful is the Greece?

Enjoy high quality video that the artist spent in Greece and landscapes.

3D – WALK LIVE ON KIEV MONASTERY OF THE CAVES, UKRAINE

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ORTHODOXY IS LOVE

Spring in Kiev

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3D – Walk live on Kiev Monastery of the Caves, Ukraine

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Kiev Pechersk Lavra

Klaus Kenneth, Deutschland – Zwei Millionen Kilometer auf der Suche – Von Hippies, Atheismus, Buddhismus, Hinduismus und Protestantismus zur Orthodoxie – German video

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EDELWEISS OF MY HEART

ATHEISTS MET Orthodoxy

HIPPIES MET Orthodoxy

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Klaus Kenneth, Germany

Two million kilometers in search

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From hippies, atheism, Buddhism, Hinduism

and Protestantism to Orthodoxy

Twelve years drew the Swiss publicist Klaus Kenneth in search of spirituality, peace and love through Europe, Asia and South America. The road was dangerous and full of disappointments, hate, drugs and death. Empty and disappointed by philosophies, teachings and religions Kenneth returned, and found the truth in the Orthodox Church. His long journey towards a church he wrote in his life story, “two million kilometers in search” down.

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VIDEO – CANTO DEI MONACI ORTODOSSI DEL MONTE ATHOS, GRECIA – Italian

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ITALY OF MY HEART

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Canto dei Monaci Ortodossi del Monte Athos, Grecia

KLAUS KENNETH: LES DÉMONS, MÈRE TÉRÉSA ET MOI – VIDÉO – French

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FRANCE OF MY HEART

ROMAN CATHOLICS MET ORTHODOXY

HIPPIES MET ORTHODOXY

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Klaus Kenneth: Les Démons, Mère Thérésa et moi

Après une enfance très difficile, Klaus a cherché la vérité dans l’hindouisme et le bouddhisme. Il a fini par rencontrer mère Thérésa à Calcutta qui lui a dit de chercher dans son cœur. Là il a trouvé…

VIDEO – SPRING ON MOUNT ATHOS, GREECE

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EX 2X2 LETTERS FROM GREECE

VIDEOS OF MY HEART

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Spring on Mount Athos, Greece

PRECIOUS VESSELS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: BLESSED FR. EPIPHANIOS THEODOROPOULOS OF ATHENS, GREECE (+1989)

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ATHENS OF MY HEART

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epiohaniousPrecious Vessels of the Holy Spirit:

Blessed Fr. Epiphanios Theodoropoulos

of Athens, Greece, +1989

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From the Counsels

of

Blessed Fr. Epiphanios Theodoropoulos

Source:

https://orthodoxword.wordpress.com & HERE

ORTHODOX WORD

True love is like the flame of a candle. However many candles you light from the flame, the initial flame remains unaffected. It doesn’t lessen at all. And every freshly lit candle has as much flame as the others do.

I want whoever is near me to feel that he has room to breathe, not that he is suffocated. I don’t call anyone to me. I don’t Continue reading PRECIOUS VESSELS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: BLESSED FR. EPIPHANIOS THEODOROPOULOS OF ATHENS, GREECE (+1989)

VIDEO – Η ΜΕΓΑΛΕΙΩΔΗΣ ΔΗΜΙΟΥΡΓΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* CREATION CALLS – BRIAN DOERKSEN

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PAINTING LEAVES

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Η μεγαλειώδης Δημιουργία του Θεού

Creation Calls – Brian Doerksen

Η Δημιουργία Φωνάζει

(Brian Doerksen)

Έχω αισθανθεί τον άνεμο να φυσάει
Ψιθυρίζοντας το όνομά Σου
Έχω δει τα δάκρυά Σου να πέφτουν
Όταν παρακολουθώ τη βροχή

Πώς θα μπορούσα να πω ότι δεν υπάρχει Θεός
Όταν όλα γύρω καλούν τη δημιουργία
Ένα κελάηδημα πουλιού, ένα ισχυρό δέντρο
Η τεράστια έκταση της ανοιχτής θάλασσας

Αγναντεύοντας ένα πουλί εν πτήση
Στα ύψη στον αέρα
Ξαπλώνοντας κάτω απ’ τα αστέρια
Νιώθω την παρουσία Σου εκεί

Μου αρέσει να στέκομαι στην ακτή του ωκεανού
Και αισθάνομαι τους διακόπτες να βρυχώνται βροντερά
Για να περπατήσετε μέσα από χρυσαφένιες εκτάσεις με σιτηρά
Κάτω από το πλαίσιο του μπλε ορίζοντα

Ακούγοντας να τρέχει ένα ποτάμι ποτίζοντας τη γη
Άρωμα από ένα τριαντάφυλλο σε άνθιση
Κλάμα ενός νεογέννητου στη γέννηση

Πιστεύω, πιστεύω, Πιστεύω

Μετάφραση:

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Οποιος επιθυμεί να μεταφράσει Ορθόδοξα άρθρα από τα ελληνικά στα αγγλικά ή αλλες γλώσσες ή από άλλες γλώσσες στα ελληνικά παρακαλώ να μου στήλει email στο gkiouz.abel@gmail.com και θα του στήλω άρθρα προς μετάφραση.

Ο Θεός να σας το ανταπωδώσει & να σας ευλογεί!

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Creation Calls

(Brian Doerksen)
I have felt the wind blow
Whispering Your name
I have seen Your tears fall
When I watch the rain

How could I say there is no God
When all around creation calls
A singing bird, a mighty tree
The vast expanse of open sea

Gazing at a bird in flight
Soaring through the air
Lying down beneath the stars
I feel Your presence there

I love to stand at ocean’s shore
And feel the thundering breakers roar
To walk through golden fields of grain
’Neath endless blue horizon’s frame

Listening to a river run
Watering the earth
Fragrance of a rose in bloom
A newborn’s cry at birth

I believe, I believe
I believe

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AUSTRALIA & ST PAISIOS OF MY HEART

VIDEOS OF MY HEART

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Saint Paisios Athonite, Greece (+1994)

Sermon of Metropolitan Neofytos of Morfou, Cyprus

PHOTOS WITH BEAUTIFUL HORSES…!

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PAINTING LEAVES

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Photos with beautiful horses

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NUMBER OF ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS IN IRELAND DOUBLED OVER FIVE YEARS ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Báidín Fheilimí – Traditional Irish Song – VIDEO

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IRELAND OF MY HEART

GREAT BRITAIN OF MY HEART

REJOICE CELTIC SAINTS

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Ireland of my heart…!

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Báidín Fheilimí – Traditional Irish Song

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Number of Orthodox Christians in Ireland doubled over five years

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PAINTING LEAVES

According to the latest 2011 census there are over 45 thousand Orthodox Christians in Ireland, reports Interfax-Religion.
This figure is two times larger than it was in 2006 and four times larger than in 2002. Thus according to the official data Orthodoxy is the fastest growing religion in Ireland, says the website Russianireland.com.

The largest center of Orthodoxy in the country is Swords, the county town of Fingal, where 1168 Orthodox Christians reside according to the 2011 census data.

The census also showed that the majority of the Orthodox Christians in Ireland are Romanians (26%), followed by Irish (20%) and Latvians (12.5%).

“Orthodoxy is not something new or strange In Ireland; it has always existed here. It is well-known that Irish Christianity before the 11th century was very similar to ours. But after Ireland was conquered by the British this denomination had been intentionally removed by the Pope. That is probably why many Irish perceive Orthodoxy as something special and dear”, said the Rector of the Patriarchal representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Dublin, priest Michael Nasonov.

According to him, there are seven parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in Ireland already.

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An Irish Prayer to Start the Day

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I arise today

Through a mighty strength,
the invocation of the Trinity,
Through the belief in the threeness,
Through confession of the oneness
Of the Creator of Creation.

I arise today
Through the strength of Christ’s birth with his baptism,
Through the strength of his crucifixion with his burial,
Through the strength of his resurrection with his ascension,
Through the strength of his descent for the judgment of Doom.

I arise today
Through the strength of the love of Cherubim,
In obedience of angels,
In the service of archangels,
In hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
In prayers of patriarchs,
In predictions of prophets,
In preaching of apostles,
In faith of confessors,
In innocence of holy virgins,
In deeds of righteous men.

I arise today
Through the strength of heaven:
Light of sun,
Radiance of moon,
Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning,
Swiftness of wind,
Depth of sea,
Stability of earth,
Firmness of rock.

I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me:
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s host to save me
From snares of devils,
From temptations of vices,
From everyone who shall wish me ill,
Afar and anear,
Alone and in multitude.

I summon today all these powers between me and those evils,
Against every cruel and merciless power that may oppose my body and soul,
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man’s body and soul.

Christ to shield me today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
So that there may come to me abundance of reward.

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

I arise today

Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the threeness,
Through confession of the oneness,
Of the Creator of Creation.

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Arsenios Eznepidis o más conocido como Paisios de Monte Athos (Farasa, Capadocia, 25 de julio de 1924 – Monte Athos, 12 de julio de 1994), fue un monje ortodoxo griego, conocido por sus obras de carácter escatólicas, incluído en la lista de los santos de la Iglesia ortodoxa el 13 de enero de 2015.

Biografía

Origen y formación

Arsenios Eznepidis nació en Farasa, una pequeña población de Capadocia (hoy Turquía), en Asia Menor, el 25 de julio de 1924. Era hijo de Bautista, quien fue alcalde de Farasa, y de Evlampia. El 7 de agosto de 1924, fue bautizado por Arsenio de Capadocia, también venerado como santo por la Iglesia ortodoxa y de quien recibió su nombre de pila.

Aún siendo un niño de brazos, la familia de Arsenio, junto con todo el pueblo, dejaron Turquía y emigraron hacia Grecia, se establecieron primero en la isla de Corfú, donde murió el párroco Arsenio, luego se trasladaron a Igoumentista y finalmente a Kontitsa, de esa manera recibió sus estudios primarios y ya mayor trabajó como carpintero. Durante la guerra civil en Grecia, Arsenios sirvió como operador de radio entre 1945 y 1949.

Monacato

Después de haber completado su servicio militar, en 1949 ingresó al Monte Athos, pero por cuestiones familiares debió retirarse el mismo año. Al año siguiente regresó a la vida monástica, primero al monasterio de Koutloumoussiou y luego al monasterio de Esphigmenou. En este último recibió la tonsura el 27 de marzo de 1954 recibiendo el nombre de Averkios. Ese mismo año abandonó el monasterio de Esphigmenou para trasladarse al de Filotheou, donde un tío suyo se encontraba como monje. Fue aquí donde recibió el nombre de Paisios.

Entre 1958 y 1962, Paisios estuvo en su pueblo natal en Turquía, tratando de proteger a la población de la avanzada de movimientos proselitistas. Al final de este período se trasladó al monasterio de Santa Catalina del Monte Sinaí, donde pernoctó por dos años, hasta su regreso al Monte Athos.

En 1964 Paisios regresó al Monte Athos, portando consigo las reliquias de san Arsenios de Capadocia, las cuales depositó en el monasterio de San Juan el teólogo de Sorouti. El 11 de enero de 1966 recibió el Gran Esquema Angélico, en el monasterio de Stavronikita, una especie de grado dentro del monacato griego, concedido a los monjes que se cree han adquirido un alto nivel espiritual. Ese mismo año fue operado de los pulmones, de los cuales le extrajeron una parte. Debiendo guardar reposo, se quedó en el monasterio de San Juan Evangelista de Sorousi.

En 1967 regresa a Monte Athos, esta vez al Monasterio de Koutloumoussiou, donde adquirirá gran fama en el mundo ortodoxo. Vendrán muchos peregrinos de todas partes, especialmente monjes, a pedirle consejos y ser guiados por él.

Hacia 1993, por cuestiones de salud, tuvo que abandonar Monte Athos y regresar al monasterio de Sorouti. Allí murió el 12 de julio de 1994, desde entonces son muchos los peregrinos que llegan al lugar para venerar al monje que murió con fama de santidad.

Glorificación

El Santo Sínodo del Patriarcado Ecuménico incluyó la memoria de san Paisios de Monte Athos, en la lista de los santos de la Iglesia ortodoxa, el 13 de enero de 2015.1 Cuatro días después se llevó a cabo una multitudinaria celebración en el monasterios de San Juan Evangelista de Sorouti, donde se hayan sus reliquias, a la cual asistieron principales jerarcas de la Iglesia ortodoxa, entre ellos el abad del monasterio de Santa Catalina del Monte Sinaí.

El 25 de enero del mismo año, se consagró la primera iglesia a nombre de San Paisios de Monte Athos en la ciudad de Limasol en Chipre.

Obras

De los escritos de Paisios de Monte Athos, se han editado cuatro libros, escritos originalmente en griego y con sus respectivas traducciones al inglés y al ruso.

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San Paisios del Monte Athos, Grecia (+1994)

San Paisios del Monte Athos (Farassa, 25 luglio 1924 – Souroti, 12 luglio 1994), particolarmente venerato in Grecia per la sua semplicità e le sue doti non comuni, è stato monaco del Monte Athos.

Vita

L’anziano Paisios del Monte Athos fu una notevole figura carismatica. Si chiamava Arsénios Eznepìdis e nacque a Farassa (in Cappadocia, oggi Feke nell’odierna Turchia) nel luglio del 1924. Il neonato Paisios, fu battezzato dal parroco del paese, un sacerdote monaco con fama di santità, Arsenio il Cappadoce. Gli diede il proprio nome. Dopo un poco la famiglia di padre Paisios, il parroco e tutto il paese lasciarono la turchia ed emigrarono in Grecia. Si stabilirono nell’isola di Corfù nella quale sant’Arsenio morì poco dopo. Da Corfù passarono a Igoumentista e da questa a Kontitsa. La loro grande povertà impedì al piccolo Arsenio di fare studi superiori. Già da piccolo si nota in lui una spiccata religiosità: amava isolarsi in preghiera nel bosco nel quale, racconta, aver avuto una visione di Cristo.

Terminato il suo servizio militare come marconista, nel 1950 spinto dal desiderio di divenire monaco si reca nel Monte Athos. Entra come novizio nel monastero di Esphigmenou. In seguito riceve il nome di postulante: Avérkios. Il 12 marzo 1956 lascia il monastero di Esphigmenou ed entra in quello di Philotheou, ed è qui che, pochi mesi dopo, prende la tonsura monastica col nome di Paisios. Il monaco aveva ardente desiderio di fare vita quasi eremitica, vivendo nel deserto dell’Athos ma ne fu impedito: “Una sera, mentre mi preparavo per partire per il deserto, improvvisamente mi aveva bloccato sul mio sgabello una forza invisibile. Quest’effetto duro per due ore. Pregavo versando lacrime quando sentii una voce: ‘Non andrai nel deserto, ma a Konitsa, dove ti aspettano gli uomini’. Dopodiché fui liberato. Dio mi mandava nel mondo”. Dall’agosto del 1958 padre Paisios sta nel monastero di Stomio, a Konitsa. Il 30 settembre 1962 padre Paisios lascia questo monastero, invitato dal vescovo-igumeno del Continue reading SAN PAISIOS DEL MONTE ATHOS, GRECIA (+1994) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* ITALIAN

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Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with President of Ireland H.E. Mary McAleese
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill told H. E. Mary McAleese about the parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in Ireland. “Many our compatriots live in Ireland. They have found themselves in Western Europe after the tragic events of 1917.

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Number of Orthodox Christians in Ireland doubled over five years
“Orthodoxy is not something new or strange In Ireland; it has always existed here. It is well-known that Irish Christianity before the 11th century was very similar to ours. But after Ireland was conquered by the British this denomination had been…

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Dmitry Lapa. St Kenneth, Abbot of Aghaboe in Ireland
Commemorated: October 11/24
Monaincha is no longer an island (as the lake where it was located was drained) and ruins of an ancient church can still be found there. St. Kenneth is venerated in Ireland, Scotland and Wales to this day.

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Vladimir de Beer. Orthodox Ireland
Finian also drew up the first Irish penitentiary, thereby influencing St Columban in his better-known one. He reposed during an attack of the yellow plague in Ireland in 549. Feast day: 12 December.

27 января 2010 года
Vladimir de Beer. Orthodox Ireland. Part II
Finian also drew up the first Irish penitentiary, thereby influencing St Columban in his better-known one. He reposed during an attack of the yellow plague in Ireland in 549. Feast day: 12 December.

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Dmitry Lapa. Saint Ciaran, Abbot of Clonmacnoise in Ireland
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Clonmacnoise developed into a real monastic city and was considered to be the most famous in Ireland. The monastery could boast of its school, a scriptorium for copying manuscripts, and numerous churches.

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It is a little-known fact that Iceland is the only country in the world to have been uninhabited until its discovery and settlement by Orthodox Christian monks. For the first inhabitants of Iceland were Irish hermits at some time in the late eighth century. How did this happen?

Orthodox Christianity was first brought to Ireland from the monasteries of south Wales. Welsh monasticism had in turn come from Gaul, brought from Egypt and Palestine, where it had developed from the example of St John the Baptist and the Gospel. However, Irish monasticism was unique, for it was based not only on withdrawal from the world, but also on penitential exile.

This brought Irish monks to travel all over the known, and unknown, world. It brought them to live on isolated rocks off the Irish coast or make long voyages to the lonely islands of the North Atlantic, sailing in simple boats, made of skins stretched over a wooden framework, the so-called curach or coracle. The most famous example of this is, of course, St Brendan, called ‘the Voyager’. In primitive but seaworthy craft they voyaged to the Hebrides and Orkneys, then sailed on to Shetland, the Faeroes and Iceland, and finally, perhaps, even further, to Greenland and Vinland (North America). The extent of their voyages can be seen from the occurrence of place-names in Pap on these Atlantic islands, and, in some instances, from the traces of their habitation in caves and cell-like houses.

In Norse a hermit of this kind was called papi, in Irish pap, pupa (cf. pobba), from the Greek papas, meaning ‘father’. From the Hebrides in the south, to Iceland in the north, there is a whole series of place-names which has this word as an element. Very often such names refer to smaller islands, inaccessible places away from regular routes: Pabbey in the Outer Hebrides, Papa Vestray, one of the remotest and loneliest of the Orkneys, Papa Stour in Shetland and Papey off Alftafjordr, on the east coast of Iceland, an island with precipitous cliffs where landing is difficult. This last was just the sort of place to which the Irish hermits were drawn. Other names in Iceland also bear witness to their isolated dwellings, usually in caves or rock-clefts.

References are made to these anchorites in the Icelandic chronicles, the Islendingabok and the Landnamabok. Here it is recorded that when Norsemen first landed in Iceland, they found Christians, ‘whom the Norsemen call papar, but they went away because they would not stay here and share with heathen men’. It goes on to say that they ‘left behind them Irish books, bells and croziers; from this one could understand that they were Irish’.

However, the earliest reference to them comes from about the year 825, when the Irish monk Dicuil, then living in France, wrote a book called De mensura orbis terrae. Here, speaking of the islands north of Scotland and the location of Thule, he refers to Irish monks in Iceland. Thirty years before, in c. 795, when Dicuil was probably still in Ireland, monks had given him an account of their experiences in the far North. Hermits told him of an island in the North Atlantic. They told him that they had been on the island from late January to late July and that the summer nights there were remarkably light; the sun went down but only as if it were hiding behind a hill. It did not get dark, and one could see to work just as well as if it were bright daylight. One may imagine, he continued, that if one went up onto the highest mountain, one would perhaps see that the sun never disappeared at this time. They related further, he says, that there was open sea around the country but that north of the island, a day’s sail away, they had met the frozen sea. This is the earliest account of Iceland and it confirms what later Icelandic literary sources tell us about Irish anchorites there.

We also find other early traces of Christianity in Iceland. A number of the first Norse colonists came from Norse areas in Ireland and the Hebrides and some of them had been instructed in the Christian faith of the Celtic population among whom they had lived. One of them was Helgi the Lean, the forefather of all the most distinguished families in and around Eyjafjordr, who called his farmstead Christian – Eyjafjordr Kristnes.

Another is a man called Orlygr Hrappsson. According to the account in the Landnamabok, he was a Norwegian who had been brought up by an Irish bishop in the Hebrides. When he decided to go to Iceland, the bishop gave him consecrated earth, an iron bell, a service-book and other things, and described to him the place where he should build both his farm and a church dedicated to St Columba. Orlygr was blown off course and first made land in the Vestfirbir. From there he sailed south and on Kjalarnes, below Mount Esja, he found the place he was seeking. There he built his home and a church dedicated to St Columba in accordance with his instructions. The text says that Orlygr and his kinsmen put their faith in St Columba, and a later tradition added that the treasures from his first church, the bell and the book, were still in existence in the thirteenth century.

Yet another settler of the heathen age, Asolfr Alskik, appears to have attempted to introduce Irish Christianity into Iceland. The account of him in the Landnamabok is unfortunately not entirely clear. It seems that on account of his faith, the heathen shunned him and drove him from one place to another in the south of the country. He seems to have been a quiet, peace-loving man, one who would rather give way than fight. Finally, he settled on Akranes and ended his days there as a hermit, taken care of by a friend who was also a Christian.

More details concerning these first Christians in Iceland and others like them could be given from literary sources. In conclusion it can be said that these hermits must have been influential in some areas, especially in the south and just north of Reykjavik. However, their Faith was not sufficient to make headway against organized pagan cults and the social order associated with them. It was to be only in 999 (traditionally, though incorrectly, 1000), under pressure from King Olaf Tryggvason in Norway, that Christianity was officially accepted in Iceland. King Olaf, brought up in Russia, baptised in the Isles of Scilly off the Cornish coast and confirmed at Andover in southern England in 994 or 995 by the future St Alphege, insisted that all his people become Christian. Thus, in June 999, ‘one hundred and thirty years after the slaying of Edmund’, the Althing or Icelandic popular assembly, met and officially accepted the demands of the Norse King.

It is then the glory of Iceland that it is the only country in the world whose first inhabitants were Orthodox Christian monks. However, it is also the tragedy of Iceland that it only officially came to the Orthodox Faith at the beginning of the Second Millennium, just as that Faith was changing course and so drying up in Western Europe. However, today, at the beginning of the Third Millennium, a Russian Orthodox church is planned for Reykjavik. It remains to be seen whether Icelanders will be able to see into Russian emigrant Orthodoxy and find there the same spirit which enthused the first settlers of Iceland, the Irish monks of the First Millennium. The spirit of St Columba and St Seraphim are indeed one. If Icelanders do come to this understanding, then they will find their Orthodox roots and thus spiritual renewal.

Holy Columba and Seraphim, pray to God for the Icelandic Folk!