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Vida Monàstica

"The Lord is hidden in His own commandments, and He is to be found there in the…

The degree of your love for your Elder

The degree of your love for your Elder - The Ascetic Experience

Кад Господ умножи...

When the Lord multiply.

We do not know what will happen to us, and after two or three minutes. The future - not in our power, so we should be free from these thoughts. All you need to bring calm in the hands of God.

Young Orthodox monk

To be quiet To be quiet is the fruit of a royal and noble upbringing. Those who’ve learned how to be quiet have also learned how to talk.

огромная гортензия

It is significant how deeply attracted men are by the spectacle of an earthly…

Near Holy Monastery of Vatopaidi, Mount Athos

Divine Providence - The Ascetic Experience

Priest on "watch" serviced meditating on the Jesus Prayer at the Monastery of St. John the Theologian (Patmos)

Priest on "watch" serviced meditating on the Jesus Prayer at the Monastery of St. John the Theologian (Patmos)

Elder Schema-Archimandrite Iliy of Optina monastery

Elder Schema-Archimandrite Iliy of Optina monastery

Pechora.Russia.

“However just and pure a man may be, there is always an element of sin in him which cannot enter the Kingdom of God and which must be burned up.

Hieroschemamonk Elder Theodosius    Builder of the Church of the Holy Trinity at Karoulia  (on Mount Athos).  Reposed in the sixty-ninth year from his birth, October 2/15, 1937.   Here seen standing upright on the narrow porch of his cell.  Notice behind him the vertical cliffs of Karoulia on which this Elder chose to live his life.

Hieroschemamonk Elder Theodosius Builder of the Church of the Holy Trinity at Karoulia (on Mount Athos). Reposed in the sixty-ninth year from his birth, October 2/15, 1937. Here seen standing upright on the narrow porch of his cell. Notice behind him the vertical cliffs of Karoulia on which this Elder chose to live his life.

Orthodox Christianity, Now, Russian Orthodox, Mystic