687 (PROBLEM/ SICKNESS/ SADNESS/ PRAYER)

  687 (PROBLEM/ SICKNESS/ SADNESS/ PRAYER)  It is said by the teachers, that “Repetition is the mother of learning.”  So, please allow me during today’s Paternal Advice to speak about something that has already been mentioned in previous P.As.  If you are facing a problem, a difficult problem (whether it

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686 (TONGUE/ DISCRETION/ SILENCE)

  686 (TONGUE/ DISCRETION/ SILENCE)  When you are ready to say something, it may appear to you to be good. However, “the good is no good if it is not properly done”.  Elsewhere it is said, “before speaking once, think twice” (that is, think well, before opening your mouth to

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685 (AFFABILITY/ LOVE/ NEIGHBOUR)

  685 (AFFABILITY/ LOVE/ NEIGHBOUR)  Loving your neighbour demands that you are affable towards him.  For example: Does he give you or does he propose to you anything?... Accept or do immediately and with pleasure what he asks of you without any objection. (Provided that what he asks and/or what

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684 (ORTHODOX HESYCHASM/ HUMILITY/ MEEKNESS)

  684 (ORTHODOX HESYCHASM/ HUMILITY/ MEEKNESS)  Orthodox Hesychasm requires external and -mostly- internal tranquillity... When we say “tranquillity”, in Orthodox Hesychasm, we mainly mean the restraint of passions…, as well as the restraint of “thoughts” (logismoi)… This exercise brings us into a state of meekness and humility (since through Orthodox

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683 (SILENCE)

683 (SILENCE)  • Keeping silence knowingly is above all philosophy!  • Less talk means less sin.  • Silence is golden…  • Silence is the atmosphere of the noetic prayer (Jesus Prayer).  • Silence is the art of helping you to circumvent all adversities/difficulties.  • Silence is the means of bringing

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VIGIL FOR THE ELEVATION OF THE PRECIOUS AND LIFE-GIVING CROSS

  UPCOMING VIGIL     13/09 (Tuesday) to 14/09/2022:   VIGIL FOR THE ELEVATION OF THE PRECIOUS AND LIFE-GIVING CROSS Start time 19:30 and finish around 02:30 in the morning. At 18.00 (before the Vigil) we will have a spiritual meeting with the faithful in the Synodicon of the Monastery.

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682 (GOD/ NEIGHBOUR/ SIMPLICITY/ LOVE)

  682 (GOD/ NEIGHBOUR/ SIMPLICITY/ LOVE)  1. Be careful not to do anything which may affect your relation with God.  2. If you find yourself before a dilemma, either to sadden your neighbour or God…, choose the first.  3. Simplicity and love demand that you do not misunderstand the person

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VIGIL FOR THE NATIVITY OF OUR MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS

TODAY'S VIGIL 07/09 (Wednesday) to 08/09/2022: VIGIL FOR THE NATIVITY OF OUR MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS Start time 19:30 and finish around 02:30 in the morning. At 18.00 (before the Vigil) we will have a spiritual meeting with the faithful in the Synodicon of the Monastery. Note: The Vigil will be

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681 (“CONTINUITY”/ TARGET/ VANITY/ FALLS/ FAILURES)

  681 (“CONTINUITY”/ TARGET/ VANITY/ FALLS/ FAILURES)  Maintain the blessed and unbroken “continuity” to God…. Do not procrastinate at superfluous or vain or deceitful matters… Do not stop at your falls or at your failures…  Rather, keep and follow your continuity to God…, towards your target, to things pure, to

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